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Navy chief petty officer, recently granted protective order, has been found dead in Florida home, reports say

Family members identified Andrea Washington as the woman found dead in her Florida home on Monday.

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A newly promoted Navy chief petty officer — who was recently granted a protective order due to alleged “domestic violence” — was reportedly discovered dead in her home Monday, and the researchers say that they are “death is not a natural cause.”

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has not released the name of the person found dead in a home on Jacksonville’s North side, but family members identified the person at the First Coast News as a 37-year-old Andrea Washington. She was a mother of three.

Deputies were called to the house for a medical emergency and a body found in the house, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. A cause of death was not immediately released, but police said that “death is not a natural cause.” There was no immediate information about suspects.

A judge had granted the Navy, the chief of a protective order approximately two weeks ago as a result of a “domestic violence at her house,” First Coast News reported.

Washington reported she was pushed, kicked and had a gun pulled on her by a man she lived with” the media outlet reported, citing the protective order filed Sept. 4. Washington reportedly said that the two disagreements about household bills. She was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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Phantom McClendon, a friend of the family of Washington, told First Coast News that Washington was “pricked” on the Friday before the Navy Chief Petty Officer.

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“The goal of making chief is a big achievement and for her to make after all these years…and the simple fact that they don’t even enjoy it. She couldn’t even go to work in her freshly pressed khaki uniform,” McClendon told First Coast News. “I sent her a message on Friday right when she got pinned, and told her: ‘I’m proud of you.'”

A request for a response from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was not immediately available.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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