NYC woman, 40, jumps to her death from the sixth floor of her luxury apartment building in Manhattan after leaving behind suicide note.
The woman — whose name was not immediately released — plunged from the window of her sixth-floor apartment on East 57th Street near Third Avenue in Midtown around 7:15 a.m., cops and sources said.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
A resident of the building, Wil Goldsholl, said that the woman was face up when she was found.
Goldsholl, who was out walking his dog around 7 am before going to work, said: ‘She was face up. Her head and shoulders were covered in blood.’
The woman left behind a suicide note, reports the New York Post.
According to Solil, the management company that runs the building, it was constructed in 1960 and consists of 111 apartment units over 19 floors.
There is currently one listed apartment for rent in the building, a two-bedroom that is on the market for $6,150 via StreetEasy.
Sutton Place is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in New York City, according to Forbes.
In 2021, City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi said that New Yorkers were still suffering hard mentally from effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Every 16 hours, someone dies from suicide in New York City. Based on Community Health Survey data, 2.4 percent of NYC adults ages 18 and older seriously thought about killing themselves at some point in the past 12 months, Chokshi said.
Among those with suicidal ideation, 14.1% attempted suicide in the past 12 months.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.