A bride-to-be died after falling five stories from a balcony at a posh Georgia resort, authorities said.
Elizabeth Ludwig, 33, of Milton, Ga., was staying with her fiancé at the Marriott Evergreen Resort in Stone Mountain when she mysteriously plunged off her room’s balcony early Sunday morning.
Stone Mountain Park Police said Ludwig’s panicked fiancé called 911 around 2:45 a.m. to report that he heard her fall, but did not actually see it happen.
Emergency responders found Ludwig lying on the ground below the balcony and rushed her to the hospital, where she died.
Investigators said that the couple was staying at the hotel for a friend’s wedding.
Stone Mountain Park Police Chief Chuck Kelley said investigators didn’t know why or how she fell.
“I think what we have to do is wait till everyone that needs to be interviewed has been interviewed and of course the medical examiner finishes and we’ll have a much better idea of what actually happened,” he said.
“I did personally check the balcony and the railing there, and it’s very sturdy and supportive,” he added.
The GBI is investigating, but park police to do not suspect foul play.
Investigators said the hotel was full for the holiday weekend, and they were hoping that a guest may have seen what happened.