Man discovered deceased in car on WRMC campus


UPDATE, 11:20 a.m., Jan. 3, 2018: BPD investigators say foul play is not suspected in the death. Detective Mike Mundy said the deceased had been dealing with a medical condition which may well have contributed to his death.  He said the body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

A man was discovered dead in a car located in the White River Medical Center (WRMC)’s East Parking area yesterday morning, according to the Batesville Police Department (BPD). The man’s age was believed to be 19.

A visitor reported to the hospital that he believed a person to be deceased in a car in the parking area around 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a WRMC spokesperson. Medical personnel, hospital security, and Batesville Police responded to the scene. The man was checked by medical personnel and determined him to be deceased.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased,” the WRMC spokesperson told White River Now.

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  1. Rest in peace bub. We’re gonna miss you forever. Such a beautiful soul. 😔💓 you was an ouststanding friend, and i cant wait to hear you make fun of me again. i love you bud, nothing was ever dull with you there. 💔👼🏼

  2. Fly high with the Angels. My heart is breaking for my niece. I’m at a loss for words and just cannot immagine what you are going through. Brandy I love you with all my heart you are in my prayers

  3. This is unacceptable. You go to the hospital for help. Whether it be inside or in the parking lot, you should be seen and given help. He drove to the hospital seeking help and the hospital never took notice of a vehicle in their lot with the window down in 8 degrees weather. His death was caused by the negligence of the hospital. Such a shame.

    • Is this a serious comment? Do you know how many vehicles are in that lot? Any clue as to the vast number of people who come in and out of this facility and associated parking areas on a daily basis? WRMC doesn’t have a medical team that assesses the parking lot, peering into vehicles looking for potential patients. No hospital does. That is completely ridiculous and unrealistic. This person never went inside for treatment, and therefore, the facility understandably had no clue he was outside.

      Your claims are appalling. This was an accident. A terrible, heart-breaking accident. But in no way is WRMC even remotely responsible for it.

      • Would you still feel that way if were your son in that vehicle? You don’t know the whole story. And if a school can be accountable for anything that happens on School property then a hospital that has surveillance and Security should be observing any unusual activity in their parking lot. If he had went into Walmart parking lot then I could see your point. But he went into a hospital parking lot looking for assistance. And to my knowledge this hospital is not a large place. So surely if someone had been doing their job as security then they would have noticed a vehicle being parked on their lot with a window down in 8 degree weather for almost 24 hours. Can we be logical here people?

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