Hartselle woman found dead in Decatur

Published 2:01pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Hartselle woman was found dead Oct. 30 in the parking lot of the Decatur Home Depot, located at 1225 Wimberley Drive SW.

Multiple units from the Decatur Police Department as well as Decatur Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and located Brenda Smith, 51, of 501 Sloss St. in Hartselle in her vehicle. The victim sustained a single gunshot wound to the head.

She was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital Parkway Campus where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The Decatur Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit as well as Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn responded to the scene and began an investigation into Brenda’s death.

During the course of the investigation, authorities determined that cause of death was self-inflicted gunshot wound and the case will be ruled as a suicide.

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