Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:21:50 -0400
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From: "Wallace, Michele" <MWallace**At_Symbol_Here**COTTONINC.COM>
Subject: HazMat incident in Oxford, NC

The local news this morning said this was the third incident like this 
in NC this year.  They said apparently it is a trend coming from Japan.

Woman found dead in Oxford with toxic chemicals nearby
Posted: 6:15 a.m. today 
Updated: 49 minutes ago
OXFORD, N.C. - HAZMAT crews responded to 107 Hazelwood Court Sunday 
night, and authorities evacuated nearby homes, after family members 
found a woman's body in a car with toxic chemicals on a seat near her.
Authorities responded to the address at about 10 p.m., found the car 
parked behind the house and saw a chemical mixture on the seat near the 
body of Phillita Harris, 35, according to Oxford Police Chief John 
The chemicals appeared to be a mixture of household items. Harris lived 
at the house with her son, who was not home at the time, police said.

The woman in the vehicle does not appear to have suffered any external 
wounds and at this time, the police investigation is simply being dubbed 
a death investigation,"  Wolford said. 

Officers secured the scene and called for the Oxford Fire Department to 
investigate for hazardous material identification. The Raleigh Hazardous 
Materials Team was called for assistance.
"One of the Granville County sheriff's deputies felt some burning or 
discomfort in his throat and was transported to Granville Medical Center 
to be checked out," Wolford said.
HAZMAT officials at the scene said they responded to a similar scene 
less than a month ago in Cary where a man killed himself in his car 
using a toxic mix of chemicals.
 	Reporter: Stacy Davis 
 	Photographer: Jamie Munden 
 	Web Editor: Kelly Hinchcliffe 
Copyright 2010 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. 
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or 

Michele L. Wallace 
Associate Director, Textile Chemistry and Finishing Research, 
Phone: 919-678-2417 
Email:=A0 MWallace**At_Symbol_Here** 

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