Woman found dead in vehicle at Glenwood auto repair shop parking lot
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Glenwood Springs Police responded to a report of a 60-year-old woman who was found dead in her car at a south Glenwood automobile repair shop Wednesday evening.
According to Glenwood Police Chief Terry Wilson, officers were called about 5 p.m. Wednesday to Alpine Motors on South Glen Avenue (Highway 82) on a report of a body found in a car that was parked on the repair shop lot.
Wilson said it appeared the woman had been living out of her car and may have been deceased for a couple of days.
“There was nothing suspicious at the scene, but we will wait for the forensics from the autopsy,” Wilson said.
According to reports, the woman was experiencing car problems and brought it to the shop recently, and was allowed to park it there until mechanics could get to it.
However, no one at the shop realized she had been coming back at night and sleeping in it, until some employees made the discovery on Wednesday, Wilson said.
The woman had been contacted by a police officer on Sunday when she was seen walking in the vicinity, but she seemed fine at that time, Wilson added.
The woman’s name will not be released until her family is notified, and pending the death investigation, which is being handled the Garfield County Coroner’s Office.
Coroner Robert Glassmire issued a press release Thursday afternoon, stating that the woman was believed to have been a local to the Garfield County area for some time.
“The decedent had been deceased for several days and the last known time alive was the evening of Sunday July 28, 2019,” according to the coroner’s release. “The coroner’s office is investigating her death as natural.”
Glassmire said that notification of next of kin could take several days.
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