The body of an Oklahoma woman was found in a WalMart bathroom, where it had been for 3 days before any employees noticed.
The woman was recorded on a video going into the bathroom, and she never came out. An employee, following a funny smell, finally walked into the bathroom 3 days later to find a petrifying scene.
Employees called the police after they saw 29-year-old Katherine Caraway’s body in the bathroom at a Walmart near Tulsa on June 26. Caraway was a mother of one.
Surveillance footage from the store showed the moment Caraway, a mother of one, entered the store on June 23, but did not show her leaving. Employees had thought the locked bathroom was simply not working, and placed an “Out of order” sign on the door.
“We’re searching through the video and talking to as many people as we can to find out her story, where she’s from,” said Sand Springs Police Captain Todd Enzbrenner, who added that there were no apparent signs that the woman had been murdered.
“There was nothing suspicious that indicated her cause of death at the scene,” Enzbrenner said, reports the Mirror. “So the medical examiner will have to determine it.”
Caraway lived in Muskogee, Oklahoma, about an hour’s drive away from the Walmart where she was found. She was originally from Celeste, Texas, according to Dallas News.
“I don’t know what to say, it’s crazy,” said Marle Lawson, a customer at the store. “That’s hard to believe that body had been inside this Walmart bathroom for a few days. I’m shocked, I mean, I hadn’t heard about it.”
“We are saddened by the death of Ms. Caraway, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family,” said Walmart in a statement. “We are working closely with local law enforcement to determine the facts. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we must refer you to them for additional information.”
Earlier in June, police identified the remains of a man found decomposing in a Walmart parking lot in Palm Bay, Florida, as 24-year-old Nicolis Giovani Mangano of Gaithersburg, Maryland, according to Florida Today.
Family is waiting to hear from the medical examiner as to the cause of death. Caraway was not known to take drugs, so her untimely death came as a shock.