No Foul Play in Death of Woman at Fermilab: Police | NBC Chicago

No Foul Play in Death of Woman at Fermilab: Police


    M.S. Robert Rathbun Wilson Hall at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois.

    Authorities in DuPage County said foul play is not suspected in the death of a woman who was found on the floor of the 16-story atrium at the famed Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in suburban Chicago.

    The sheriff's department is saying little about the unidentified woman, but a senior scientist at Fermilab says co-workers told him that they saw the woman crash to the floor of Wilson Hall Thursday morning.

    Joe Lykken said he wasn't in his office at the time, but colleagues told him of seeing the woman hit the floor after falling from some undetermined height. He said they didn't know where she might have fallen from.

    Lykken doesn't know if the woman was one of Fermilab's 2,000 employees or a visitor.

    Fermilab is a US Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics.

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