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Medical Examiner: Accidental fall killed woman found dead in a storage unit in Tampa

VALRICO — The woman who was found dead in a Valrico storage unit last month died from an accidental fall, according to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office.

The woman, Terrie Rena Scott, 47, was found about 3 p.m. on June 27 after she went to Public Storage at 1007 E Brandon Blvd. to pick up things from a friend's unit there.

Her husband, searched the storage unit when he couldn't find his wife. A Sheriff's Office search dog found her body tucked underneath things inside.

Dick Bailey, operations manager for the Medical Examiner's Office, said it seems Scott was climbing on boxes in the unit and fell. She she suffered a concussion, twisted her neck and suffocated, Bailey said.

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Medical Examiner: Accidental fall killed woman found dead in a storage unit in Tampa 07/24/09 [Last modified: Friday, July 24, 2009 4:43pm]

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