New Beech Mountain Town Hall sign (copy)

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BEECH MOUNTAIN — Beech Mountain Police Department is investigating a death that appears to be “non-accidental,” according to BMPD Chief Tim Barnett.

According to the department, the Beech Mountain 911 Communications Center received a call at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, about an unresponsive female at 103 Upper Holiday Lane. Upon arrival, BMPD officers discovered a white female aged 40 to 45 years old on the floor unresponsive.

The female, identified as Betsy Dillinger, was deceased and transported to Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.

According to a release from the BMPD, the cause of death “appears to be by non-accidental means and the matter is under investigation.”

The AJT will provide updates for this story as they are made available.

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