MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) -- UPDATE 5/16/19 @ 3:00 PM
An official cause of death for WVU lecturer Elizabeth Ann Leo has not been released.
Morgantown Police tell us a draft press release was mistakenly released Wednesday night by the WVU police Department.
Police tell us they are waiting for toxicology and autopsy reports before an official cause of death is released.
Right now, MPD has not ruled out the possibility of this death being a homicide.
Keep checking 5 News for the latest updates.
The WVU police department has released a statement on their Facebook about WVU lecturer Elizabeth Ann Leo's cause of death.
The post from WVU police says they believe Leo's death to have been "likely due to an accidental fall,"
The post goes on to say they believe that Leo had gone onto her rooftop or fire escape to smoke a cigarette when she fell 12-15 feet onto the sidewalk below.
They believe the fall caused a traumatic head injury that led to her death.
A lecturer in the WVU English Department was found dead near a campus chapel Friday, officials confirmed.
University officials said Saturday that 34-year-old Elizabeth Ann Leo was set to teach an online course this summer. She was not scheduled to teach in the fall.
"Our thoughts are with Elizabeth’s family during this difficult time, and our Carruth Center is available for students, faculty or staff as our campus community mourns her loss," said university spokesperson April Kaull.
A cause of death has not been released as investigators await results from the Medical Examiner's Office in Charleston.
ORIGINAL STORY 5/10/19
The Morgantown Police Department is investigating after a body was found near a campus chapel Friday.
Police say a staff member of Lutheran Campus Ministry found 34-year-old Elizabeth Ann Leo, of Morgantown, dead behind the chapel near the intersection of University Avenue and Hough Street around 7:30 a.m.
Leo's body will be taken to Charleston for an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner's Office.
If you have any information, you are asked to call MPD at 304-284-7522.