Missing Brooklyn girl, 13, found dead in water near Brooklyn Bridge Park hours after telling 911 operator ‘I’ll jump’
- Jade Smith, 13, reportedly jumped into the East River on Sunday
- The body of the Brooklyn teenager was found near Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday
- She was reported missing by her mother and had texted her father “sadly,” according to the NYPD
- The girl’s mother told police she suffers from depression and bipolar disorder
The body of a 13-year-old girl was pulled from New York’s East River hours after she called 911 and threatened to jump.
Jade Smith was reported missing by her mother Suyapa Martinez, 30, at 11pm on Sunday. Her body was found in the water near Brooklyn Bridge Park around 8 a.m. Monday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene.
understands the Brooklyn schoolgirl called 911 from her cellphone at 9:34pm on Sunday and said “I’m going to jump” before the call went dead. Where she threatened to jump from is unclear.
Family members had told police the teenager had a history of bipolar disorder and depression.
Pictured is Brooklyn Bridge Park, near where the body of the missing 13-year-old girl was found Monday morning. It is not yet known where exactly she jumped from
In addition to calling 911, Jade also sent her father “sad news” sometime that evening, according to the NYPD.
The chief medical examiner’s office has yet to determine the cause of death.
The 13-year-old’s death came just days after another New York teenager jumped from the roof of her nine-story apartment building on the Upper East Side.
The 17-year-old girl was pronounced dead shortly after the jump around 12:54 p.m. Sunday.
Her mother and sister were both at home at the time of the tragic incident and heard a “loud bang” outside, a police officer told .
The teenager, who has not been identified by authorities, is the daughter of an investment banker at JP Morgan Chase.
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