A woman lost her life trying to access a clothing donation box in California this week, the authorities said. According to The Los Angeles Times, police found the unnamed woman dead and partially trapped in the door of a clothing donation box in suburban Los Angeles early Thursday.
Authorities said they arrived at the scene in the Santa Clarita area of LA around 9:58 a.m. and found the 61-year-old victim, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The report said the woman’s “upper body” was trapped in the door of a metal donation box. Lt Dan Wolanski of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to the publication that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
“She crawled up there,” he said. “I don’t know if she lost her stuff in the box, but she was reaching into it when she got stuck.”
Details surrounding the circumstances of the woman’s death and what she was in the donation bin are sparse at the moment. Reportedly, the Police Department is still investigating the circumstances of the woman’s death and it is unknown how long she was there until she was found.
Woman’s death still under investigation, possibly ‘accidental’
How long the woman was trapped in the box has not been confirmed. KTTV reported. Police did not release the victim’s name, saying there was no sign of foul play and no suspects had been named, according to KTLA-TV.
So far, this tragedy is being handled as an investigation into accidental death, according to the report.