Lexington businesswoman found dead in car dealership died of asphyxiation: report

Atlanta Car Company homicide

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington car dealership owner who was found dead in her business earlier this year died of asphyxiation, according to a new report.

According to the Lexington Dispatch, the autopsy report for 52-year-old Nancy Harvey, who owned the Atlanta Car Co. at 1834 Old U.S. Highway 52, was released Thursday by the Medical Examiner’s office.

Harvey was found dead by an employee inside her business on the morning of Jan. 25.

According to The-Dispatch, the autopsy report state, “Her legs and hands were tied by zip ties and there was a bag over her head with a zip tie around the neck.  Apparently bleach had been poured over the body and around the office… Her wrist and ankles were also zip tied. Multiple blunt trauma essentially running from the face to the upper thighs was also identified.”

The report states the bag that was found over her head had the writing “www.nada.com” on it.

No alcohol was detected in Harvey’s system, the report indicated.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office has not released further details about the investigation.

Read more: The-Dispatch.com