Woman Dies at Desk, Found the Next Day

rebecca wells 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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Rafael Bocanegra

It's all in the word risk management it show we must work less and earn more.

March 18 2011 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
AnonyMouse

Many agencies in CA are required to take a Friday off without pay. It could be that she was not supposed to be working that day but came in anyway.

March 15 2011 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mary jane

Very sad. Anyone saw this during the work? Should be anyone dont care about?
ThinK this: Solidarity should have saved her life.

March 14 2011 at 2:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
tinytrump

Lesson for workaholics.. time to get some R&R,,, the job is not everything in life,

March 14 2011 at 1:42 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Cow

How rotten of AOL to place this tragic loss of life at work on the "Jobs" page.

March 13 2011 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
canux1

Wonder if she'll get overtime.

March 13 2011 at 4:25 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
AyanTheWorld

The last time they saw her alive was 9AM? And then no one saw her again 'til the next day? Sounds strange.

March 13 2011 at 11:51 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
talbill9

May she rest in peace and be surrounded with peace and love for all eternity.

March 12 2011 at 5:34 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
mercy and grace

It's very sad that she died and no one noticed until a day later. I'm praying for her family. For you posters going on about Obama, this is not the appropriate place. We should be expressing our condolences and praying for her family and friends during this time of loss and grief.

March 12 2011 at 4:15 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
dj

If you're trying to get at someone for talking trash and bringing in Obama into this story, you are trying to have a war of wits with an unarmed person. God really must have liked stupid people, cause He sure made a lot of them. Sad this lady had to die like she did and I feel for her family. For the ones trying to blame Obama, you are rude, crude, ignorant, and sociably unacceptable. Get a life!

March 10 2011 at 3:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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