A head injury from a fall killed 19-year-old Caitlin Flanagan, who was found Sunday morning by police in Oro Valley.
According to a release issued by the Oro Valley Police Department, Flanagan was found July 21 around 4 a.m. on a second-story exterior patio of the Simpleview building in Oro Valley. She was reportedly attending a party earlier that night. She was observed on security footage arriving at the closed business around 2:45 a.m. and attempted to enter the building. She was then seen walking upstairs to a second-story patio, where she found another set of locked doors.
Flanagan was then seen walking off-camera but not down the stairs. Around 3:43 a.m. she reappeared on camera walking up the stairs and seemed injured, according to police, and remained on the patio until officers located her.
Evidence at the scene is reportedly “consistent with a fall from the second story.” An autopsy ruled her death as an accident and revealed Flanagan sustained a head injury consistent with a fall. Environmental conditions were also listed as a contributing factor.