TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The chief medical examiner's office has ruled that a Torrington woman found at the bottom of a staircase in her home last week died of blunt head trauma, but officials can't say for sure whether it was an accident.
A spokesman for the medical examiner's office released the finding Saturday in the case of 45-year-old Leslie Holmes, who died at Hartford Hospital Thursday after reportedly falling down the stairs Tuesday. The agency says further studies are pending.
Police haven't arrested anyone. Authorities say Holmes' family told them they believe she was a victim of a crime.
Police say Holmes' boyfriend told them he heard Holmes cry out, heard a crash and found her at the bottom of the stairs.
Authorities declined to say whether the boyfriend is a suspect.