LA County employee dead in cubicle – no one notices

Here’s a story (from KTLA) that is both sad and ironic.

An L.A. County employee apparently died while working in her cubicle on Friday, but no one noticed for quite some time.

51-year-old Rebecca Wells was found by a security guard on Saturday afternoon.

She was slumped over on her desk in the L.A. County Department of Internal Services.

“I came in Saturday to do a little work, and I saw them when they were taking her out,” co-worker Hattie Robertson told KTLA.

The exact time of death is not clear, but detectives say that, at worst, she had been dead for a day before her body was discovered.

The last time a co-worker saw her alive was Friday morning around 9:00 a.m., according to Downy police detectives.

Now she could have had a cubicle in a low traffic area and no one noticed her slumped over her desk. Or if they did, thought it was normal for someone to be slumped over her desk – after all, it is a government office. Having worked in a “cube farm” I find it almost inconceivable that no one noticed this.

My thoughts and prayers are with this woman’s family…


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