Elderly woman dies after falling from balcony

Grand Rapids Police investigate the cause the death of a female who fell from a balcony (August 2, 2014).
Grand Rapids Police investigate the cause the death of a female who fell from a balcony (August 2, 2014).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Police are investigating after a 72-year-old woman fell from the balcony of her apartment and died.

Grand Rapids Police investigate the cause the death of a female who fell from a balcony (August 2, 2014).
Grand Rapids Police investigate the cause the death of a female who fell from a balcony (August 2, 2014).

Around 11 a.m., emergency crews were called out to the Breton Village Green Apartments after neighbors found the woman’s body on a concrete slab below her fourth-story apartment. It appears she died instantly, according to police.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of death, but say it is “possibly accidental” and “does not appear to be criminal in nature.”

The victim suffered from multiple medical conditions, including a breathing problem.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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