If you're searching for a parking lot or structure with the most security cameras, a police station is probably the best place to start. Numerous cameras are almost certainly stationed surrounding each police station, recording both the structure and the parking area. Christina Nance's family is requesting this video evidence from police after she was discovered dead in the back of a Huntsville police vehicle parked in the middle of their parking lot.
Police have not yet released surveillance footage demonstrating when the vehicle was parked there or how Nance, 29, wound up in the back.
"She was a really upbeat, fun-loving, and kind person, and she was very lovely," Christina's sister, Whitney Nance, told WAFF.
"She was a joy to be around, very lovely and innocent," Christina's cousin Amanda Mastin said.
"I just glanced back at her and she was just smiling," Christina's other sister, Latausha Nance, said. "And I remarked to Christina, 'Christina, why are you smiling so much?' and she just replied, 'Oh, nothing, nothing.' That is my last recollection of my sister."
The Nance family was horrified almost two weeks ago to discover Christina had gone missing, and they have been feverishly looking for her ever since. Then, on Oct. 7, they discovered where she had been — dead, in the back of a police vehicle in the parking lot of the police station.
"We have no clue how she got up there in the first place, why she ended up there in the first place," Whitney said. "She remained in the vehicle the whole time, and nobody noticed. Even the police department was unaware."
According to authorities, Nance's corpse was found in the back of the van when an officer was strolling through the parking lot. Police say they keep the van's doors open at all times, allowing anybody to get inside.
The notion of police officers leaving their cars unsecured is absurd in light of the equipment contained inside, much alone the possibility of vandals or anyone attempting to get access.
According to the Madison County Coroner's Office, Nance's corpse did not exhibit any indications of trauma, but her family remains suspicious and seeks answers.
"That is why we are seeking answers and viewing the surveillance video. We cannot imagine that our sister would go up to a vehicle and get in at random. To begin, why was the vehicle not secured on police property? "Everything has to be secured and locked," Nance said.
However, the family has not obtained that video, and cops are disregarding their concerns. WAFF reports:
According to the Nance family, Christina attended the department often for assistance and even contacted family members to pick her up from time to time. They returned to Police headquarters the next day, requesting to see any surveillance footage that may provide answers to their concerns, but were informed that the investigator assigned to their case was out of the office.
They claim that no one has contacted them or even expressed their sympathies.
"We can begin the healing process so we can determine precisely what happened," Nance said.
Unfortunately, it seems as if they may have been unaware of what occurred for some time since it has been almost a week after Christina's corpse was discovered in the vehicle and the family has no knowledge beyond the day she was discovered.
According to family members, an autopsy will be conducted this week to ascertain the reason for her death. They are seeking contributions to assist with burial costs and the cost of an independent autopsy. You may learn more about them here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-our-family-with-the-passing-on-loved-one?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer