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Body found in Henderson Walmart parking lot

Posted June 18, 2012
Updated June 19, 2012

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— A woman's body was found inside a vehicle Monday evening in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Henderson, police said.

The woman was identified Tuesday as 38-year-old Heather Scott of West Virginia. 

Scott's body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Henderson police are investigating, but said they do not suspect foul play.

No other information was released.

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  • oldreb1965 Jun 20, 2012

    Thank you for the update iwasjustsaying. I have been checking back to see if WRAL was going to do an update.

  • iwasjustsaying Jun 20, 2012

    From HomeinHenderson:

    Lady Found In Car at Walmart Identified
    June 20, 2012 By Phil Hart 1 Comment
    A female approximately 30 years of age was found deceased in a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 200 N Cooper Drive, at approximately 5:27 PM on June 18, 2012. Determination of cause of death is pending an autopsy. Members of the Henderson Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are conducting a death investigation.
    Tuesday, it was announced the Female found deceased is Heather Scott, 38, of West Virginia. At this time there is no reason to suspect foul play, but this is preponderant on the results from the autopsy which will take 6- 8 weeks. Investigation is ongoing.

  • Eth82 Jun 20, 2012

    Henderson has a higher rate of violent crime per capita than New York City.scuse2

    Yes Henderson may have a high rate of violent crime but in this case according to the story they do not suspect foul play. Word was actually going around in the area yesterday afternoon that the body had been there in the parking lot for about a week according to the walmart surveillance cameras.

  • april65 Jun 20, 2012

    She has now been identified and no update from WRAL

  • scuse2 Jun 19, 2012

    Henderson has a higher rate of violent crime per capita than New York City. Detroit is one of the few cities in America that has a higher overall crime rate per capita than Henderson.
    http://www.bestplaces.net/crime/city/north_carolina/henderson
    http://www.bestplaces.net/crime/city/new_york/new_york
    http://www.bestplaces.net/crime/city/michigan/detroit

  • wepps55 Jun 19, 2012

    prayers for the family...

  • NCgirl87 Jun 19, 2012

    to add to that...not saying this was a crime that happend. but just reading off others postings here.

  • NCgirl87 Jun 19, 2012

    be careful anywhere you go. this world has turned very greedy and seems to do whatever it takes for it to get its own pleasure from things.

    yes, certain places have higher crime rates BUT crimes can happen anywhere. dont assume for a minute your "safe" just bc the neighborhood or city your in has a lower crime rate.

    sad the world has gotten to the point of watching your back and not being able to leave doors unlocked. :(

  • MommaBear Jun 19, 2012

    "If you're of the Caucasian persuasion, you would never go to this Walmart after dark." -- BubbaDuke

    I'm "of the Caucasian persuasion" and I go to this Wal-Mart all the time (day/night doesn't matter). Never had a single problem there. Please don't try to make this a race thing.

  • Bartmeister Jun 19, 2012

    That's ironic because last year with the ammo shortage, that Walmart was the only one within 40 miles that had 9mm ammo. Looks like they need it up there.

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