Fisher has put the time of Durham’s death at about 7 a.m. on the 15th. Fisher told WYFF that the door locked behind Durham after she entered it. “For us to enter that bathroom, we were given a key when we arrived on the scene,” Fisher said. “The bathroom door locked behind you, and you would have to have a key to get back in.” “Her family will not have the opportunity to view their mother because of the state that she was in,” Fisher said. Democratic state Rep. Jermaine Johnson said the story was a sad sign of the times. “When I first read about this story, I immediately felt bad for the woman. I felt bad for the family, I felt bad for everyone that’s involved in the situations,” he said, according to WACH-TV.
“An autopsy on Sept. 22 found that Durham died of natural causes, and the results showed no indication of foul play.”“‘The family is heartbroken with the loss of Bessie Durham,’ her son wrote”https://t.co/lAA0DwdWwN — Tim Newman (@tnewmstweet) September 23, 2022
“These individuals need to know that somebody cares. Right now I feel so bad for this woman who had to die alone in a bathroom stall somewhere, just doing her job to survive.” Columbia police said Durham’s family filed a missing person report on the day her body was found. Belk released the following statement: “First and foremost, we send our deepest condolences to the family of Bessie Durham, who was found inside a family restroom at our Columbiana Centre location. Ms. Durham provided housekeeping services through her employer, an outside contractor company that provides cleaning services for the store. We are actively working to piece together what happened,” according to WACH. Melron Kelly, Columbia’s deputy chief of police, said the department was investigating the case, according to WYFF. “We’re still working with the mall to find out what their processes are for closing down the store, inspecting the store, and things of that nature, because we do know that the person has been there for more than a day. So, we’re still going through the footage to see just how long they’ve been there,” he said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
The woman being found in the bathroom deceased at her job should be a reminder and a wakeup call to EVERY employee out there. Employers are about the BOTTOM line so PLEASE I beg you to start INVESTING in yourself and stop letting jobs kill you!!! Rip ma’am…. Your life mattered!— Jermaine Johnson 🇺🇸 (@Dr_JLJohnson) September 21, 2022