Police investigating suspicious death in Braxton County

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West Virginia State Police are investigating a suspicious death after a woman was found Saturday at a motel in Sutton.

According to WVSP, troopers responded to a report of an unresponsive woman at the Laurel Court Motel on Sutton Lane in Sutton.

The victim, identified as Ruth Ann Westfall, was found “barely breathing” and was transported to Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

Westfall was then taken to Charleston Area Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. 

Troopers said they are investigating the incident as an aggravated battery but the cause of death is undetermined pending autopsy. 

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