Woman found dead on Flagstaff sidewalk

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found lying on a sidewalk in Flagstaff early Wednesday morning.

Just before 8 a.m., police responded to Agassiz Street and Dale Avenue, where they found Sylvia Christensen, 56, lying on the ground unresponsive.

She was pronounced dead by medical staff.

According to police, Christensen had been with friends in the downtown area overnight and began walking home sometime after 2 a.m.

The cause and manner of death are still under investigation, but police said alcohol and exposure appear to be significant factors.