Woman Dies After Falling Down Stairs At Millennium Biltmore Hotel

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Guests at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles are frightened and baffled after a woman tumbled down as many as eight flights of stairs and died.

Hotel Guests Speak To KNX 1070

Authorities are investigating the mysterious death of Laura Finley, 48, of Alta Loma, who died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports From Downtown Los Angeles

Auditions for “America’s Got Talent” were being held at the hotel, but it was unknown if Finley was a contestant.

It was undetermined whether her death was a homicide, accident or possible suicide.

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