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Son charged after mother fell to death at hotel

ARLINGTON (AP) Arlington County Police have charged a man in connection with the “suspicious” death of his mother, who they say fatally fell from an upper floor at a hotel.

Police charged 27-year-old Tebebe Makonnen after his mother, 63-year-old Zelalem Abedje, was found dead, news outlets reported.

Police said in a release that they responded to a Crystal City hotel Aug. 20, where they found Abedje inside the lobby after reportedly falling from one of the hotel’s upper floors. Abedje was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the circumstances leading up to the fall are under investigation and the cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner.

Makonnen is being held without bond and has a September court hearing.

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