Columbia police officers were dispatched to assist Columbia Fire and EMS for a report of a fall at a residence in the 400 block of Hitt Street on Saturday, Sept. 21, at approximately 2 a.m.
Officers arrived and began an investigation. They learned that a female was attempting to climb a ladder to the roof of an apartment building and fell off the ladder. She was transported to a local emergency room for advanced medical care, however, she died as a result of her injuries. She has been identified as Shelby Lee Meyer, 21, of Festus, Missouri. Next of kin has been notified.
At this time there is no evidence of foul play, however, the investigation is ongoing. There is no further information to release at this time.
If anyone has any information about this investigation, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652.
Case number 2019-009948