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Female Found Dead After Apparent Spring Street Suicide Jump

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 05:13PM

Officers from the Police and Fire departments are on Spring street this evening investigating a fatal fall. The body of a black female was found in the parking lot between Spring Tower Lofts and Premiere Towers before 5pm.

Those on-scene believe that the woman was on the roof of Premiere Towers as the guest of a resident.

Investigation continues, but LAPD Captain Blake Chow said that the department is investigating the incident as a jumper.

If the death is classified as a suicide, it would be Downtown's seventh of the year.

Update (Wednesday, 10am): We previously reported that the jump occurred from Spring Tower Lofts. It was Premiere Towers.

Video surveilance from the roof of the building shows the woman walking across the Premiere Towers roof alone before jumping. The area where the jump took place features an eight-foot high wall, and it appears that the woman used chairs stored there to get over the edge.

LAPD found no evidence of foul play, and has classified the incident a suicide.


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