Woman Falls to Her Death in Manhattan; No Foul Play Involved
A woman fell to her death at an Upper West Side, Manhattan, building on Wednesday morning, but police say that she wasn’t a victim of a crime.
NBC New York reported that New York City Police officials didn’t learn that she dropped from the building until 6 a.m. on Thursday. However, they said that no foul play was involved in the incident.
The woman, who was 56, was not identified. She dropped 16 stories from a building on West End Avenue and was found unresponsive on the second-floor scaffolding, police told NBC.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are trying to figure out if she jumped or fell.
They spoke for hours with her boyfriend, who was in the apartment at the time she dropped, NBC reported. They haven’t charged him with a crime.
According to the New York Daily News, the woman didn’t live there. When an officer got inside the building, they found it vacant.
It comes a few days after a woman jumped from the ritzy 1 Hotel Central Park on Sixth Ave. W. 58th St. in Midtown after police and firefighters apparently tried to negotiate with her.
“I was coming out of the building and saw people looking up. There were firemen there trying to talk her out of jumping,” said businessman David Horowitch, 60, of the Tuesday afternoon incident, the New York Daily News reported. “It almost looked like she slipped. Not sure if that’s what happened. She somersaulted. It was a sound I never want to hear again.”
“Then I looked away.”
On that same day, a man died after jumping from a West 28th Street high-rise construction site Tuesday morning. He landed in front of a plant shop, DNAInfo reported. “I heard a crash. Then I heard a lady screaming,” said Roland Iguina, 50, who works nearby.