A 92-year-old woman was found dead early Friday morning at the bottom of a 50-foot embankment at an assisted living community in Bibb County. Investigators are trying to determine if the woman died from the fall or for another reason.
Lucille Brown was last seen around 2 a.m. when she was checked on by a caretaker at John Wesley Villas at 5471 Thomaston Road, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. The caretaker went back again later to check on Brown, but could not find her in her room.
The caretaker searched inside the building, and then outside before finding Brown unresponsive at the bottom of the embankment near one of the buildings, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said. Emergency services called Macon-Bibb 911 at 4:39 a.m. to report a cardiac arrest at the complex, DeFoe said.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones pronounced Brown dead at the scene and an autopsy has been scheduled at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab to determine the cause of her death, but no foul play is suspected, DeFoe said.
Investigators have learned that Brown suffered from dementia and are looking into the circumstances that led to her ending up at the bottom of the embankment, DeFoe said. A John Wesley Villas administrator said she could not comment on Brown’s death, according to the The Macon Telegraph.
Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an “on-call” investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at (877) 682-7463.