The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 26, 2013

Woman found dead Monday

By Jessica Farrish
Register-Herald Reporter

— An elderly woman was found dead Monday on the steps of a Crab Orchard house, West Virginia State Police officials reported.

Pending notification of her family, troopers did not identify the woman Monday afternoon.

Trooper R.A. Marsh said the woman was discovered before noon by a passerby, who initially thought the woman had been struck by a vehicle.

She was taken to Raleigh General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Official said they believe she fell on the steps Sunday night.

The State Medical Examiner is expected to release an official report on the cause of death in the near future, officials said.