Woman Plunges to Her Death From Penn's Landing Apartment - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Woman Plunges to Her Death From Penn's Landing Apartment



    Detectives are investigating the death of a woman who fell from the 12th floor of the Residences at the Dockside at Penn's Landing. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports with the latest. (Published Friday, Aug. 2, 2013)

    A woman plunged to her death from a riverside high-rise this morning and investigators don't believe her death was a suicide.

    The unidentified 30-year-old woman fell from the 12th story of the Resident at Dockside Apartments at 717 S. Columbus Ave. in the Penn’s Landing Section of Philadelphia around 4:30 a.m. Friday.

    Investigators say the woman worked at Club Risque on Delaware Avenue.

    Originally it was believed the woman plunged to her death from a 12th story balcony into the Delaware River below but later police confirmed that she actually landed on the patio of a fourth-story unit on the south side of the building. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Detectives told NBC10 that the woman was visiting a friend’s apartment at the time of the fall.

    Detectives said they are interviewing a resident about the incident. As of late morning investigators wouldn't say if it appeared that the woman was pushed or accidentally fell from the apartment above. They did however tell NBC10's Monique Braxton that the death didn't appear to be a suicide and that they would be getting a search warrant for the 12-floor unit.

    Margie McLean, the condominium manager, released the following statement to NBC10.com this afternoon.

    “This morning at about 4:30 am a tragedy occurred at The Residences at Dockside, when a visitor to our property fell to her death from a private balcony on the 12th floor. The police are investigating the incident.  We have no further information at this time. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim. The police will provide additional information as details emerge.”

    The woman's identity is pending family notification.



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