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Woman found dead in downtown Raleigh parking deck

Posted June 21, 2012

— Police say there are no apparent signs of foul play in the death of a Chapel Hill woman whose body was found Thursday morning in a downtown Raleigh parking deck.

Officers found Miriam Hazelene Scott, 46, around 6:45 a.m. in a stairwell, at 128 W. South St., near the Raleigh Convention Center.

Her body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill for an autopsy, a police spokesman said.

He did not have further details about the case.


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  • kellypsnll Jun 21, 2012

    My condolences to the family. Shame on you people making jokes about this woman's demise. Someone out there may have lost a wife, mother, daughter and/or friend.

  • marinewife101 Jun 21, 2012

    TeresaBee: they DID put the age and even put the woman's name - so sad.

  • TeresaBee Jun 21, 2012

    Wow, to die alone in a parking deck stairway. How sad.

  • Lady Marksman Jun 21, 2012

    it's all speculation at this point until the police release more details like age of the person, drugs or alcohol involved, was she homeless etc.

    Why put out the report with such little detail?? Why not wait to report it until all the info. is released?

  • dwntwnboy Jun 21, 2012

    The convention center wasn't built to MAKE money, it was built to bring money into the city through hotel, restaurants and other businesses- and it does just that. True they may not be bringing in the cash at the RCC end, but the crowds downtown when they have an event shows me that the businesses downtown are doing well- and THEY pay taxes based on what they bring in- in turn making money for the city/county/state.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jun 21, 2012

    new facility and the convention center is BUSY all the time- that's good for business.

    Last I heard they werent clearing the money they are suppsoed to. Mostly because some of the conventions for certain sororities and fraternities shake them down for lower fees, and the RCC ends up taking a hit on the event instead of making money on it.

  • annebradley766 Jun 21, 2012

    ALL deaths have to be investigated. There doesn't have to be suspicion to warrant it.

  • annebradley766 Jun 21, 2012

    There are so many homeless people in the downtown area. Many of them go into stairwells in parking garages to sleep. She may have died in her sleep. There are any number of reasons.

  • ncmommacat Jun 21, 2012

    How old was this person, and if it not suspiciouse why the investigation ? It could be alcohol related, drug related, and wasn't there a concert there recently ?

  • dwntwnboy Jun 21, 2012

    "I knew the Raleigh Convention Center was bad economics"- nothing could be further from the truth. Raleigh was in dire need of a new facility and the convention center is BUSY all the time- that's good for business.