On Thursday, July 8, Guilford County’s building at 1100 E. Wendover Ave. – used to provide various public health services – was shut down due to a dead body found at a bus stop in front of the building.
Police are investigating the matter, but no reason for cause of death has been provided.
The discovery of the body and the investigation caused the county to cancel appointments at the location. Law enforcement officers investigated the area around the building, which also meant closing down the roads Thursday morning.
Guilford County government sent out a press release reporting that the building was temporarily closed, however, the short release didn’t mention a dead body. It read: “SERVICES TEMPORARILY CLOSED AT WENDOVER PUBLIC HEALTH LOCATION GUILFORD COUNTY – Guilford County Public Health located at 1100 E. Wendover in Greensboro will be closed to the public until 12:00 PM today. Due to a Law Enforcement investigation, the building will be temporarily closed to all traffic.”
The press release added that no further information was available at that time.
The county is contacting people who had morning appointments at the Wendover building and is rescheduling.
Though a death shutting down a Guilford County facility is a rare occurrence, this incident comes less than a month after a dead body in a county park shut down that park trail for a while.
In that case, just before 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, a 911 caller reported the body of an unconscious person on the Big Loop Trail at Bur-Mil Park.
Guilford County EMS, Greensboro Fire and Greensboro Police responded to the scene but could not save the man, who was later reported to be deceased. In that case, a tree near a trial fell on the hiker, killing him.