An ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Story Ends in Murder
American expatriate Ashley Ann Olsen lived what seemed like a charmed life in Florence before she was found murdered in a case stumping Italian investigators.
Ashley Ann Olsen, a 35-year-old American woman from Florida whose lifeless body was found over the weekend in her apartment in Florence, Italy, wore her heart on her Instagram feed, which was aptly titled, “Live free or die.”
The latter, it seems, was her destiny.
Her prolific feed is like a holiday scrapbook of someone who had found her happy place, filled with snapshots of an enviable life in the pretty squares and funky wine bars of the Tuscan capital where she was attending art classes and where she worked as an event planner. The photo diary, at times, seems straight out of Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 bestseller, Eat Pray Love, about an American woman’s quest for everything.