Police say it could be weeks before they get lab results that will help them understand more about the case of a Davidson Landing woman who was found dead of a gunshot wound Sunday. The original call described the case as a possible suicide, but Davidson police now are calling it a “death investigation.” Details below, along with the week’s traffic enforcement report.
DAVIDSON LANDING DEATH
It could be weeks before police have the forensic evidence they need to determine how a woman died of a gunshot wound Sunday morning in a lakeside condo off I-77 Exit 30 in Davidson. Davidson police aren’t calling it a murder investigation, but are classifying it at this point as a “death investigation,” according to Davidson Police Chief Jeanne Miller.
Around 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Medic workers responded to a report of a possible suicide at the condo, in the 600 block of Portside Drive in the Davidson Landing area, where the woman lived with her husband. After the Medic crew found the woman, they called police.
Davidson Police responded along with a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police crime-scene investigators and State Bureau of Investigation officers.
Based on the investigation so far, Chief Miller said, “At this point, we can’t say that this is a suicide.”
Police have not released the victim’s name, or given a detailed description of her wounds.
She said police are seeking a search warrant as they hunt for more information. She would not say what they’re looking for, though she said the search would not involve the condominium.
Davidson police had hoped to get a clearer picture of what happened in a Medical Examiner’s report Monday. But evidence sent to the state crime lab won’t be processed immediately, Chief Miller said. “It’s probably going to take us at least a month to get back some important forensic tests … so we’re not really going to be able to make a determination,” she said.
Delays in getting forensic reports are not uncommon, and they’re frustrating both for police and citizens, Chief Miller said.
“We know that the ‘CSI factor’ has given people an expectation that these tests are conducted quickly and results are obtained quickly, when for us, that’s not the case,” she said.
MONDAY, FEB. 7, CVS parking lot, Chairman Blake Drive at South Main Street – Two cars collided as one was leaving a parking space at the store.
SATURDAY, FEB. 12, 1800 block of River Crossing Boulevard, River Run – Police arrested a 22-year-old man on an outstanding warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AND ARRESTS, FEB. 7-13
- BEATY STREET – 4 citations for speeding, 1 for no operator’s license
- CONCORD ROAD – 1 citation for speeding, 3 for expired registration
- EAST ROCKY RIVER ROAD – 1 citation for speeding
- GRIFFITH STREET – 11 citations for speeding.
- INTERSTATE-77 – 1 citation for speeding, 1 for driving while license revoked
- POTTS STREET – 1 citation for speeding
- RIVER CROSSING BOULEVARD – 1 arrest for drug paraphernalia (outstanding warrant)
- ROBERT WALKER DRIVER – 6 citations for speeding.
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