COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 63-year-old employee died within the public rest room of a South Carolina division retailer, however her physique was not found for 4 days, authorities stated.
Bessie Durham, who labored for an outdoor firm that cleans the Belk retailer at Columbiana Centre, was discovered lifeless Monday, investigators stated. Her cleansing cart was exterior the restroom.
Durham was final seen Thursday at work and her physique was discovered shortly after her household filed a lacking individual report, Columbia Deputy Police Chief Melron Kelly, advised WIS-TV.
The Lexington County Coroner’s Workplace stated there aren’t any indicators somebody killed Durham or that she was utilizing medication. An post-mortem is deliberate Thursday to find out her reason for dying.
Durham was seen on a surveillance digicam going within the rest room at 7 a.m. Thursday and he or she didn’t come out. Her physique was discovered round 8 p.m. Monday, the coroner’s workplace stated.
The shop was open usually over these 4 days and Kelly stated police are investigating to see if anybody was negligent.
“We’re nonetheless working with the shop to seek out out what their course of is to closing down the shop, inspecting the shop and issues of that nature,” Kelly stated.
Belk helps authorities work out what occurred and is sending its deepest condolences to Durham’s household, the corporate stated in an announcement.