Skip to comments.Government Worker Found Dead (An unsolved Arkancide that you probably forgot about)
Posted on 06/17/2004 3:37:46 PM PDT by ambrose
Gov't Worker Found Dead
Saturday, November 30, 1996 3:46 am EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Commerce Department employee was found dead in her fourth-floor office at the agency's downtown headquarters on Friday.
The body was discovered around 7:45 a.m. by a co-worker arriving for work, police said.
The woman was identified as Barbara Alice Wise, 48, of Gambrills, Md. She had worked as a secretary for 14 years at the department's International Trade Administration.
Anne Luzzatto, chief spokeswoman for Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor, said the unit where she worked provided analysis for various industries in studies designed to boost export sales.
The woman had been last seen alive at Commerce late Wednesday afternoon, before the agency closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sgt. Michael Farish, a homicide investigator with District of Columbia police, said officers have found no signs of foul play and believe that she died of natural causes. But the case continued to be investigated as a homicide, he said.
A preliminary autopsy was unable to determine the cause of death Friday.
A local television station, WRC, quoted unidentified police sources as saying that the office where the body was found was locked and the body was partially nude.
Another slick will conquest ignored :(
I remember this and a few years ago received a FReepmail about her from someone who claimed to know her. She was apparently ill and had a condition that made her very hot. She could have died from that. I don't remember the source of the FReepmail. It could have been that there was no foul play here and that she removed some clothing to be cooler and locked the door for privacy.
This is the one, Barbara Wise.
No leads after all this time? How strange!
No. But Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is how I arrived at this handle.
And let's not forget that Bill Clinton cut short his Thanksgiving sojourn at Camp David so that he could fly back to the White House a day or two early. His excuse? He claimed he needed to pick up a volume of poetry for a speech he was writing. What was his true purpose? We'll never know, but one thing is certain: He came back to do damage control with regard to Wise's death.
A well chosen handle!
Er...what evidence do we have that this had anything in the world to do with Clinton?
Evidence? We don't need no stinkin' evidence!
I am always amazed at the super-duper memories freepers have! I remembered Ms. Wise, but forgot Clintoon coming back to WH early during that time. Way to go giotto
How could they tell?
Being a unexplained death, I would assume there was an autopsy done. Also, if she had a pre-existing medical condition that made her hot, perhaps there would be medical records to document that.
Read up on the Arkancide autopsies sometime.
"How could they tell?"
She's probably still voting.
Wasnt this the same night ole belezabubba flew back from Camp David on Marine I (sans family) to pick up a 'book of poetry' that he had forgotten & needed for a speech he was writing)
He flew back to Camp David at approximately an hour or two after the coroner determined the time of death of the victim?
Not implying anything ...of course
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