Missouri woman, 80, falls to death from balcony

An 80-year-old woman is dead after falling from the third floor of a suburban St. Louis retirement home.

The accident happened Thursday afternoon at Lakeview Park Independent Senior Living community near Fenton. Authorities say the woman apparently lost her balance and fell from a third-floor balcony.

Her name has not been released.

A spokesman for the company that operates Lakeview says in a statement that the company is working with authorities to determine how the woman fell.