Published Jun 10, 2011Though thousands of people have showed up to party at annual Tennessee festival Bonnaroo this year, the weekend's festivities regrettably kicked off with tragedy. A woman's dead body was found yesterday (Jun 9) on festival campgrounds.
As the Associated Press reports, Coffee County sheriff Stephen M. Graves revealed in a press conference this morning (June 10) that festival security staff were alerted last night by concertgoers that their friend had been found dead at their campsite. Graves revealed that the woman was a 32-year-old from Pittsburgh, PA, but has withheld her name until her relatives have been notified of her passing.
While an autopsy has yet to be performed by the state's medical examiner's office, it's been hinted that this could be a heat-related incident. Temperature at the outdoor festival registered at 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) yesterday.
Unfortunately, this is not the only death the festival has suffered over the years. A man's body was found by maintenance workers at the 2009 edition, and six other deaths have occurred over the years, resulting from drug-related incidents to car accidents.