A woman was found dead Sunday morning in an empty bathtub. The cause of her death is still under investigation by police.
The woman, Virginia Bouldin, 37, was found unresponsive in the bathtub of an apartment on North High Street around 3 a.m. Sunday. Her body has been sent for autopsy while police continue their investigation into the cause of her demise.
Bouldin’s body was found by a woman who was visiting the residence. The woman told police she went to use the bathroom and saw Bouldin in the bath, not breathing. CPR was attempted but was unsuccessful.
The friend who lived at the residence said she had taken possession of Bouldin’s medications after she admitted to having suicidal thoughts. However, the friend noted that Bouldin was given drugs including Neurontin, soma and Percocet because she claimed she needed them due to an injured ankle. The friend also said she saw Bouldin crying in the tub about 90 minutes before her body was found.
Another witness said he checked on Bouldin earlier in the evening.
“He checked on Virginia at one point and found her laying in an empty tub,” police said concerning one witness statement. “She stated that she did not wish to get up and that the cold felt good to her.”
Police say they have been unable to locate any of Bouldin’s medication bottles, either near her or anywhere in the house.
Police are waiting for a preliminary autopsy report before they declare whether it is a case of suicide or foul play.