ABERDEEN, N.C. (WNCN) – A 44-year-old woman’s body was found inside an SUV in Aberdeen with a note saying to not open the vehicle because poison has been used, the Aberdeen Times reported.
Around 11:45 p.m., a Fayetteville hazmat team responded to Food Lion parking lot located on U.S. Highway 1 in Aberdeen.
A woman’s body was found inside an SUV with a note that said to not open the vehicle because cyanide had been used and to call 911.
Officials cleared the parking lot and called for the Regional Hazardous Materials Team to respond from the Fayetteville Fire Department.
Crews used protective suits and electronic air monitors as they approached the vehicle, the Times reported.
Aberdeen Police Chief Carl Colasacco said if woman hadn’t left the cyanide warning, it could have been “tragic for anyone who entered car.”
The 44-year-old woman’s body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
Aberdeen police said the incident appears to be a suicide.
Responding to this incident were units with Aberdeen Fire and Rescue, Fayetteville Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team, Moore County EMS, State Medical Examiner’s Office, Southern Pines Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the Aberdeen Police Department.