Police investigating traffic accident find ''Help Me'' carved on dead woman's stomach
Miami police are investigating an unusual traffic fatality in North Bay Village that tied-up westbound traffic on the 79th Street Causeway for several hours Tuesday morning.
The 9:15 a.m. accident involved Desiree Lee Campasano, 36, of Miami Beach, who was riding a silver motorscooter across the causeway when witnesses said she appeared to lose control of her bike, then smashed into the pavement.
She was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Arriving rescue workers found something unusual on the victim's body. The words: ''HELP ME'' were carved into her stomach, said Miami Police Lt. Bill Schwartz.
Police said it appears the words were recently carved possibly with a razor or a small sharp knife. It's unknown whether the woman carved the letterings herself or if someone else did, and what role, if any, they played in the accident.
Relatives have told police Campasano had a history of emotional problems. The death remains unclassified. Police said they do not believe the accident was a suicide.
It's unknown whether the woman carved the letterings herself or if someone else did