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Corrective: Oro Valley-Death Investigation story

July 25, 2019

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — In a story July 24, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a woman returned to the scene of an Oro Valley house party before dying in an accidental fall. Police say she did not return to the party and instead drove to a different location several miles away for an unknown reason.

An updated version is below:

Police in Oro Valley say they have confirmed the death of a woman that first appeared to be suspicious was actually the result of an accidental fall.

According to witnesses, 19-year-old Caitlin Flanagan left her cellphone at a house party she attended early Sunday.

Police say the woman then drove alone to a different location several miles away for an unknown reason and was seen arriving at a closed business around 2:45 a.m. She tried to enter the building, but it was locked.

Police say surveillance video shows Flanagan walking upstairs to a large second-story patio and attempting to open another set of locked doors.

But she later is seen climbing back up the stairs to the patio and appears injured.

Flanagan remained on the upstairs patio until officers located her body.

Police say an autopsy ruled Flanagan’s death as an accident and showed she suffered a head injury consistent with a fall.

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