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Fatal Accident Occurs at Party in Forsyth County, Georgia

August 02, 2021

GEORGIA - According to an online news report published on, law enforcement investigators are currently investigating a tragic, fatal accident.*  Investigators have ruled out criminal charges in the fatal accident.  The victim, a 40-year-old Forsyth County woman, tragically passed away at a slumber party for adults.

According to the news report, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation of the woman's death.  The agency sent its conclusions to the Forsyth County District Attorney's Office for its review. 

The victim, who was married and had five children, died in what investigators called was an "accidental fall from the back deck of a home in Cumming, Georgia. " The woman was at a party with about eleven other adults.  The next morning, the woman was discovered lying face down in the backyard.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, the woman suffered "severe injuries" to her neck, head, heart, and torso.

The toxicology report stated that the victim had Xanax, drugs, and alcohol in her system. 

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office stated that there was "heavy drinking" at the party as the partygoers watched football and played cards.  Witnesses told law enforcement officers that the victim walked onto the back deck to smoke a cigarette around 2 in the morning.  Later, a partygoer discovered her body and then called 911. 

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office encountered criticism over their initial conclusions from an earlier investigation.  

Forsyth County District Attorney Penny Penn verified that there would be no criminal charges filed in the case as evidence collected proved the victim sustained the fatal injury after passing out.  District Attorney stated that there wan't any evidence that suggests foul play was involved.

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