PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Police are investigating what appears to be suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old Belington woman.

Laverne Louk was pronounced dead on scene after falling from a sixth floor balcony. Police said the balcony which Louk fell from was not at her home.

Louk was found outside of Baughman Towers around 4:45 a.m. Thursday.

Philippi Police Department is handling the investigation.

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