Police probe suspicious death of Charles Town woman
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town
West Virginia State Police were investigating the suspicious death of a Charles Town, W.Va., woman who was found unconscious in a local motel Sunday morning.
Christi Allen, 23, was found in a room at the Northgate Inn at about 11 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. S.E. Paugh.
A person, who Paugh declined to identify, found Allen "in distress" and called 911.
Allen was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, where she died at 4 a.m. Monday, Paugh said.
Allen never regained consciousness from the time she was found, Paugh said.
There were no signs of trauma and an autopsy performed Tuesday by Deputy State Medical Examiner Jack Frost did not reveal a cause of death, state police said in a press release.
Medical examiners are now conducting toxicology tests on Allen in an attempt to determine the cause of death, Paugh said. It is expected to take about two weeks to complete the tests, police said.