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Autopsy: Woman found by Garner road died of head trauma

Posted March 17, 2009
Updated March 23, 2009

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— A woman found unconscious on the shoulder of a Garner road last month died of blunt force trauma to her head, according to an autopsy report.

A passing driver found Mayela Orduna on the shoulder of Aversboro Road near Old Scarborough Lane on Feb. 17. She died eight hours later.

Orduna's boyfriend, Spencer Bolick, told police that she attended a party at his apartment before her death. He said the two argued at the party, then left in his 1993 Crown Victoria.

Bolick told police that Orduna jumped from the car as he drove along Aversboro Road.

Orduna died of a head injury consistent with exiting a moving car, according to the autopsy report.

A toxicology report released by the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner showed no alcohol in her blood, but the autopsy report indicated alcohol was present in a blood sample taken shortly after she was admitted to WakeMed.

Police are investigating the case as a "suspicious death," Garner police spokesman Sgt. Chris Clayton said, but no charges have been filed.


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  • Adelinthe Mar 18, 2009

    bigpinkstork - "He just made me so upset that I wanted to be somewhere other than in that car at that moment."

    Been there, done that - but the ignorant gnome drove back by to be sure I was ok.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Mar 18, 2009

    airborne -

    Doesn't matter if he had anything to do with her jumping or not.

    He should have gone back to check to see if she was ok or not.

    That, in my opinion, is negligence resulting in death.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Mar 18, 2009

    "He said Orduna jumped from the car as he drove along Aversboro Road."

    So he just drove off and left her there.

    Even someone who had a dog jump from their moving car would go back to check to see if it was ok.

    That's where the crux lies.

    God bless.


  • bigpinkstork Mar 18, 2009

    You can add me to the "I jumped out of a moving car" list. I was young, drunk, and angry. No one was hurting/threatening me. He just made me so upset that I wanted to be somewhere other than in that car at that moment.

  • HardTimes Mar 18, 2009

    Hey, when you're young and angry, you can do some pretty stupid things!! When I was 19 my husband and I got into an argument, he was driving and all I wanted to do in that moment was get away from him so, I jumped out of a moving car.....I was just lucky that I didn't get seriously injured.

  • prettyj Mar 18, 2009

    Or perhaps she got so angry she decided to jump out of the car not thinking she could be seriously hurt or killed. We will never know for sure. No one can sit here and say they are 100% sure if they were in this exact same situation he was in you would of stopped. In the heat of the moment we never know what you might of done if someone jumped from our vehicle. That has to be a pretty scary moment. But when your young you do stupid things and I am not excusing any of his actions during or after the incident, I am just asking that we all not judge someone you don't know. Your comments can be very hurtful to the people who know and love the individuals involved. Hindsight is always 20/20 and that is what is so sad for him in this situation.

  • airbornemonty Mar 18, 2009

    I didn't say that he meant to hurt her, this is just my hypotheses of what I believe happened.

    Let say that he and the girl are in the car having an argument as they drive.

    He is wearing a Blue Tooth headband on his ear and can't hear the person that he is talking with because the girl beside him is being loud and argumentive.
    Finally he reaches across and unlocks the door latch on her side and tells her to get out of the car.

    She refuses but still continues to argue and perhaps slaps him a couple of times, he then lost his head and angrily shoves on her shoulder and out of the car she went. Whether he did it on purpose or not makes no difference.

    As for you skeptics, try it in a parked car and you will see how easily it can be done.

  • Piny tek Mar 18, 2009

    airbornemonty....I agree with you 100%. If this guy was not guilty of having done something wrong how come he went back to the party and didn't say anything until much later. At the time when his girlfriend opened the door like he claims and jumped out that's the time he should have called the police and may be who knows....the woman's life may have been saved. He left the woman there to die and went back to the party. If it were not the people at the party this incident may not even have been reported. He probably went back to the party running his mouth and didn't realize those people would call the police, therefore airbornemonty you are right!

  • prettyj Mar 18, 2009

    Thank you bigbob987 you just preached the gospel truth and i appreciate that. I personally have known this guy since the day he was born and it breaks my heart to read the comments people leave on here about him. If you people only knew him and what his character was really like you would think twice before jumping to judgements and writing things on here you really know nothing about. I appreciate that at least some people on here have common sense and decency when writing comments on here. To airbornemonty if all you have to do with your time is write harsh judgemental comments on here you really need to re-evaluate your life.

  • bigbob987 Mar 18, 2009

    airbornemonty, You seem to know an awful lot about what happened in the car in which you were not in. Please explain how someone can control a car while driving, reach across a car as large as a Crown Vic open the door across someone sitting in the passenger seat all while talking on the telephone, which has been determined by the police by the phone records, and force someone unwillingly out of the car? You need to let the police do their work and comment on the facts.