Police investigating death of woman found in parked car

Published 5:10 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Elizabethton Police are currently investigating the discovery of a deceased person inside a vehicle at a local retail store on Saturday night.

Officers of the Elizabethton Police Department responded to Walmart around 9:30 p.m. Saturday regarding a welfare check for a female inside a vehicle parked at the store.

When officers arrived and checked the vehicle, they found the woman inside was deceased, according to EPD Capt. Joy Shoun.

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“There is nothing to indicate there was any foul play, but we are handling it as a death investigation,” Shoun told the Elizabethton Star on Monday morning.

Investigators are not releasing the name of the woman and other specific details of the incident at this time until a positive identification can be made and the next of kin can be notified, Shoun said.

The investigation into the woman’s death is on-going, Shoun said, adding more information could be released at a later time pending the findings of the investigation.