Cleaner Was Dead In Belk Bathroom For 4 Days Before Body Found: Police

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 63-year-old idiosyncratic died successful the nationalist bath of a South Carolina section store, but her assemblage was not discovered for 4 days, authorities said.

Bessie Durham, who worked for an extracurricular institution that cleans the Belk store astatine Columbiana Centre, was recovered dormant Monday, investigators said. Her cleaning cart was extracurricular the restroom.

Durham was past seen Thursday astatine enactment and her assemblage was recovered soon aft her household filed a missing idiosyncratic report, Columbia Deputy Police Chief Melron Kelly, told WIS-TV.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office said determination are nary signs idiosyncratic killed Durham oregon that she was utilizing drugs. An autopsy is planned Thursday to find her origin of death.

Durham was seen connected a surveillance camera going successful the bath astatine 7 a.m. Thursday and she did not travel out. Her assemblage was recovered astir 8 p.m. Monday, the coroner’s bureau said.

The store was unfastened regularly implicit those 4 days and Kelly said constabulary are investigating to spot if anyone was negligent.

“We’re inactive moving with the store to find retired what their process is to closing down the store, inspecting the store and things of that nature,” Kelly said.

Belk is helping authorities fig retired what happened and is sending its deepest condolences to Durham’s family, the institution said successful a statement.

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