Monday, October 03, 2005

Apparent suicide in Chapel Hill

While many of us were enjoying a street fair yesterday afternoon, a beautiful day on West Franklin Street, police were investigating the discovery of a body of a young woman hanging from a play structure in Jones Park. "A woman in her early 20s," not so long out of the playground herself. According to the announcement by Kathryn Spatz, Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation director,

About 5:00 p.m. yesterday while I was in the Command operation for Festifall, I was notified that Police were responding to reports of a body found in Jones Park. It is currently classified as a death investigation but the Police state that it appears to be suicide. A woman in her early 20s was found by a park user hanging from the deck of the playground structure. No names have been released but the family has been notified. Police have given us the okay to remove several words etched into the play structure by her body. We will work with Public Works to have this done immediately. The park is currently open for use.

Spatz said the words that the police were to be removing were "freedom," "terror," "rape," "goodbye," "peace."

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