Brandi Mallory, one of the individuals who participated in ABC's Extreme Weight Loss series, has died at the age of 40.
People magazine reports that Mallory was found deceased on Nov. 9 in the parking of a Chipotle located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The outlet obtained the information for its report from the official police report of the incident.
Mallory's cause of death, at the time of the writing of this article, remains under investigation.
According to the police report, surveillance footage shows Mallory entering the Chipotle parking lot at 5:53 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2023.
The footage goes on to show Mallory parking her car, exiting her car, entering Chipotle, exiting Chipotle, and returning to her vehicle. But, what it does not show is Mallory leaving. She remained in her vehicle, and the vehicle remained in its parking spot.
As mentioned above, Mallory was not found until the following morning, on Nov. 8. It was a nearby deli owner who called the authorities.
In an incident report obtained by the news station, police said an employee at a McAlister’s Deli location in Atlanta called 911 after noticing a woman in an SUV parked near the restaurant on Nov. 9. The employee was opening the deli around 9:10 a.m. when they saw what appeared to be a woman sleeping in the parking lot. A few hours later, the employee noticed that the woman didn’t appear to be alert or breathing, according to the report.
Authorities were then called to the scene.
The responding authorities ended up pronouncing Mallory dead.
The cause of Mallory's death remains unreported. But, the police report states that the responding officers did not find any signs of foul play. For now, the situation remains under investigation.
Mallory was a participant in season four of the ABC show Extreme Weight Loss, which aired in 2014. According to WSB-TV, Mallory lost 151 pounds to reach her final weigh-in goal.
"At the end of the day, I want to live a long, full, and healthy life. So, I said, ‘Let me just try,’" Mallory was said. She added, "I just want to share with anybody that I come into contact with, (that) you can do so much more than your mind allows you to do. It’s all about your willpower and drive."
People reports, "Mallory's family and friends honored her memory with a candlelight vigil on Nov. 12. Per her obituary, a memorial service will be held for her on Sunday, November 19, 2023 in Lithonia, Ga."