by Sue Ann Rybak
Police have ruled the death of 36-year-old woman, whose body was discovered in a women’s bathroom inside the Chestnut Hill Staples store on April 9 at 12:21 a.m., a suicide. Police declined to release the name of the woman because her death was ruled a suicide.
According to the police report, police were called to the Staples, 7700 Germantown, after an employee realized she had been locked in the women’s restroom since 9:40 p.m. Management had to use a crowbar to open the door.
Medics performed CPR, but the woman could not be resuscitated.
Investigators discovered 10 empty “Dust Destroyer” cans in the bathroom trash can and two of the same cans in the woman’s purse. According to police, the cans were stolen off the store’s shelf prior to the discovery of the woman.
The warning label on the can states, “inhaling contents may be fatal.” The investigation is still ongoing at this time.