Woman’s Body Found After It Was Locked Inside Walmart Bathroom for Days
Police in an Oklahoma town are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a Walmart family bathroom, and appeared to have been there for several days.
Sand Springs Police spokesman Todd Enzbrenner told WCPO that an employee attempted to enter one of the bathrooms, but it was locked. An out-of-order sign was then placed on the door.
The body was found behind the door and had been there since at least Friday, reports said. Her body was found on Monday afternoon when a maintenance worker was called in to open the door, The Associated Press reported.
He said store employees assumed that because the door was locked, the bathroom needed to be fixed, and so placed the out-of-order sign on the door.
“We’re searching through the video and talking to as many people as we can to find out her story, where she’s from,” Enzbrenner said, reported the Tulsa World.
She was later identified in several media reports as Katherine Caraway, 29, of Muskogee.
According to KOKI-TV, employees say nobody is sure how long the body was there.
Officials said there was nothing suspicious about her death.
“There was nothing suspicious that indicated her cause of death at the scene,” Enzbrenner added. “So the medical examiner will have to determine it.”
Enzbrenner told AP that the body was sent to the state medical examiner to determine the cause of death.
Enzbrenner added that video footage showed Caraway entering the room at about 6 p.m. on Friday.
Walmart issued a statement on her death. “We are saddened by this. We don’t know all the facts right now, but we are working closely with local law enforcement to provide what information we have that might be useful. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we must refer you to them for additional information,” the statement reads, according to Fox23.