Springdale Police Investigating Unattended Death At Northwest Medical Center

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -- Springdale police are investigating an unattended death after a woman was found in her car Wednesday (Sept. 13) morning at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, according to Lt. Jeff Taylor.

Police found the woman about 11:10 a.m. in a black Mazda 6 in the southwest parking lot, Taylor said. She was in the driver's seat and her seat belt was still buckled. He said there were no obvious signs of trauma.

The woman's identity has not been released at this time.

The body has been sent to the state Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy.

Christina Bull, a spokeswoman for Northwest Health, said Thursday (Sept. 14) the hospital has security measures in place "to support a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors and staff."

"Security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week," Bull said. "Officers do foot patrols of the buildings and grounds. Security also limits access to the buildings at night and on weekends."

Northwest Health also uses cameras as part of its overall security measures, Bull said.