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77-Year-Old Falls to Death From Balcony

Posted: Nov 1, 2013 2:20 PM by The Associated Press

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FENTON (AP) - A 77-year-old woman is dead after falling from the third floor of a suburban St. Louis retirement home.

The accident happened Thursday afternoon at Lakeview Park Independent Senior Living community near Fenton. Authorities told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Shirley Neumann apparently lost her balance and fell from a third-floor balcony.

A spokesman for the company that operates Lakeview says in a statement that the company is working with authorities to determine how the woman fell.

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