Police: Woman dies after fall down basement stairs

The Detroit News

A Brandon Township woman died after falling down her basement stairs, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

The identity of the 52-year-old woman was not released. The victim’s husband told sheriff deputies that he and his wife had been drinking at local bar on Saturday afternoon. They came home and he fell asleep around 8:30 p.m. He woke up about one hour later and found his wife lying at the bottom of the basement stairs and called 911, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The woman was declared dead via telemetry by McLaren-Oakland Hospital after paramedics arrived at the home, the release said.

The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy Sunday and ruled the death accidental.

The incident remains under investigation.