Lexington County Coroner releases autopsy results of woman found dead in Belk’s store

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher released the autopsy results for Ms. Bessie Durham, 63, of Columbia who died on Sept. 15. She was found Monday by a co-worker in a bathroom in the Belk Store in the Columbiana Mall (in Lexington County.)

A forensic autopsy was performed by MUSC in Charleston, Thursday morning. The results of that autopsy found that Ms. Bessie Durham died of natural causes. The results show no
indication of foul play.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office continues to investigate this death along with the Columbia
Police Department.

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