In what’s truly awful news, an Oklahoma woman has been found dead in the bathroom of a Walmart a suspected three days after first entering the store.
The body of Katherine Caraway, 29, was discovered in the locked family bathroom of the Sand Springs shop at about 3pm local time on Monday – more than 72 hours after security cameras recorded her alive.
Caraway with her young son, Paul. Image: Facebook.
According to Sand Springs Police Captain Todd Enzbrenner, store employees working over the weekend assumed the bathroom was locked because it required maintenance, and hung an ‘out of order’ sign on the door.
It wasn’t until Monday, when maintenance workers came to inspect the locked door, that her body was found.
Enzbrenner has told media there’s no reason to believe foul play was involved in her tragic death.
“There was no indication at the crime scene that she died at the hands of another,” he told the Huffington Post. “We’re waiting now for the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.”
It’s currently unclear why mum-of-one Caraway was in Sand Springs when she lives more than 95 kilometres away, in Muskogee; her family, who live in Texas, told police they’re unaware of any connection to the area.
In a statement, Walmart said:
“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.”
Source: Huffington Post.
Photo: Facebook / Katherine Caraway.