CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- No foul play is suspected after the body of a woman was discovered inside a home on Geronimo Drive Thursday morning.
Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office said the woman was found in the Indian Head subdivision outside St. Albans.
The woman, who is probably in her 70s, was found dead on the floor of the house near a telephone, Humphreys said. He believes a family member who discovered the body called 911 and initially reported the woman was found with a phone cord wrapped around her neck.
When detectives responded to the scene at 9 a.m., they found the phone nearby. They believe she may have fallen on it, but noted the cord was not around the woman's neck.
The case is being treated as a medical call and the body is to be sent to the state medical examiner's office, Humphreys said.