Naked woman found in Battle Creek fire station

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - A woman found naked in a Battle Creek fire station is not talking to police.

Battle Creek firefighters found the woman lying on the back of a truck at Station #6 at 2401 Capital Ave. S.W. when they woke Wednesday morning.

Chief Dave Schmaltz said the first firefighter to wake about 5:30 a.m. noticed that someone had been in the kitchen and bathroom and moved some gear in the bays near the trucks.

Then firefighters found the woman had climbed a ladder into the back of a truck and was lying on top.

She was naked and her clothes were found inside the station.

Police were called at 6:03 a.m. and the woman was taken to Bronson Battle Creek for evaluation but then left the hospital without giving officials any information, including her name, according to Battle Creek Police Detective Sgt. Troy Gilleylen.

He said detectives are trying to determine her name and the circumstances surrounding the incident and what may have happened to her before she entered the station.

Schmaltz said firefighters keep the station locked at night but they have had trouble with a basement door and it may not have been fully secured.

He said six male firefighters were sleeping at the station and didn't have any runs during the night and didn't hear anything. He said a final check of the building for the night was conducted about 10 p.m.

Gilleylen said none of the firefighters are suspected to be involved in the incident. He said detectives hope to learn more from the woman.

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