Woman Dies at Desk, Found the Next Day
A 51-year-old Los Angeles County worker died at her desk last Friday, and was not found there until the next afternoon, when a Saturday security guard was making the weekend rounds.
Rebecca Wells, who was employed by the L.A. County Department of Internal Services in the risk management division, was last seen alive by co-workers on Friday at about 9AM. "She was always working," commented one co-worker. The exact time of her death has not been determined.
Representatives from the L.A. County Coroner's office are still trying to determine the cause of her death, but so far, it is still a mystery. No foul play is suspected, however -- Wells is believed to have died of natural causes. Downy police are still investigating as well.
Wells, a compliance auditor and USC graduate, had become a grandmother just a week ago. She was well liked and respected by her colleagues, who described her as "nothing short of enthusiastic."
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