Alabama Officer Tickets Parked Car as Woman Lies Dead Inside

A parking enforcement officer issued a ticket for a pickup truck outside an Alabama emergency room while a woman lay dead inside the vehicle, authorities said.

Rebecca Kate Haley, 25, had been dead for at least seven hours when an illegal parking ticket was put on the windshield, authorities said.

Police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. said the officer didn't see Haley because she was slumped over in the truck's cab. Drug paraphernalia was found in the truck.

Williams said Tuesday that Haley's cause of death had not been determined.

About an hour after the ticket was issued at 10:15 a.m. Monday outside the UAB hospital, a passer-by spotted Haley.

Police did not suspect foul play, but were investigating whether someone else was in the truck before Haley died.