Woman falls to her death from Philippi apartment complex balcony

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A 52-year-old woman is dead after falling from a balcony in Philippi early Thursday morning, according to the Philippi Police Department.

Laverne Louk was pronounced dead on scene at approximately 5 a.m. at Baughman Towers, police said, due to injuries sustained after falling from a sixth-floor balcony.

Police said the balcony Louk fell from was not at her home and that the circumstances surrounding her fall seem to be suspicious.

The Philippi Police Department will handle the investigation. They were assisted on scene Thursday morning by the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police, the Philippi Volunteer Fire Department and Barbour County EMS.

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