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Police Investigating Female's Nine-Foot Fall from Fraternity House Window

by on December 02, 2012 6:00 PM

After a 19-year-old woman fell eight-to-nine feet from a first-story window while drunk early Saturday morning, State College Police said furnishing charges could be filed.

The woman sustained lacerations to her arms and legs, police said, and though she only fell from a first-story window at the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity house, 329 E. Prospect Ave., she fell into a window well which was deeper than the solid ground, police said.

A preliminary investigation revealed the woman was intoxicated, but police said they do not believe she was drinking at the fraternity house but had been prior to her arrival. Police are looking for the individuals who may be responsible for furnishing the alcohol.

Police do not believe the woman was pushed and that there "is nothing sinister" about her fall.

Police did not release the woman's name pending investigation and could not confirm whether she is a Penn State student. 

In October, 19-year-old Penn State cheerleader Paige Raque fell 39 feet from a fifth-story window in Calder Commons, an off-campus apartment complex. She was recently taken home to Louisville, Ky., after being moved from the intensive care until at Altoona Regional Health Center to a rehabilitation center, where she is working on her recovery.

Police filed a search warrant for Raque's medical records, including her blood alcohol concentration, on Oct. 31 as part of their investigation.

Correction: A previous headline on this story incorrectly stated a female fell nine stories from a fraternity house window. She fell nine feet, police said.

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Laura Nichols is a StateCollege.com news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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