Authorities investigate after woman is found dead in lot

Authorities investigate after woman is found dead in lot

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead in a Motel 6 parking lot.

A motel guest observed the woman inside a vehicle and alerted a motel employee. After realizing that the woman was unresponsive, the employee called 911.

Officials confirmed the female was deceased upon arrival at the Merchants City Boulevard location on Saturday morning.

There was no immediate evidence of trauma or violence. The investigation to determine the cause of death is ongoing.

The woman's identity is being withheld pending notification of immediate family.

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