The 17-year-old daughter of investment banker JP Morgan Chase, who jumped to her death from a luxury Manhattan apartment, was at home with her horrified mother and sister at the time
- The teenager jumped to his death from the eighth floor of the UES property
- She was at home with her mother and sister at the time of the incident on Sunday
- Authorities pronounced her dead at the scene of the $5 million apartment block
A heartbroken mother heard a “loud bang” as her teenage daughter fell to her death from the family’s luxurious Manhattan skyscraper.
The 17-year-old girl was with her mother and sister in the eighth-floor apartment on the Upper East Side before jumping to her death at 1 p.m. Sunday.
A law enforcement source told that both her mother and sister were at home at the time of the tragic incident.
They said: “Her mother was in the apartment with her sister when she heard a loud bang. She looked out the fire escape window and saw her.’
A 17-year-old New York City girl jumped to her death from the roof of an eight-story apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Sunday
The teenager, who has not been identified by authorities, is the daughter of an investment banker at JP Morgan Chase.
Neighbors claim he hasn’t been around much lately, and a bouncer at a nearby building told the New York Post: “He has two daughters and they usually come over and say hello. Very nice people, very nice.
“I haven’t seen her in the past few weeks. They were not there. Yesterday I went to lunch and a minute later she jumped up. It’s terrible. Shock.’
The young girl was pronounced dead at the scene, which is just blocks from Central Park.
An apartment in the luxury block has co-ops recently sold for up to $5 million.
Built in 1912, the nine-story, 34-unit building was converted to a coop in 1983 and has a full-time doorman, caretaker, and central laundry room.
Neighbors say her father is an investment banker at JP Morgan Chase, who hasn’t been around much lately
The teenager, who has yet to be identified, jumped to his death from the eighth floor of an apartment building on East 82nd Street at approximately 12:54 p.m.
The suspected suicide comes as a number of people have fallen to their deaths in New York City.
In late October, a man jumped to his death from the 12th floor of a luxury New York building near Central Park.
Gustavo Arnal, 52, CFO of Bed Bath & Beyond, also jumped to his own death in Tribeca in early September.
His death came as the company announced plans to close 150 of its approximately 900 stores and lay off 20 percent of the workforce just two days before Arnal’s death.
He jumped from 56 Leonard Street, the famous “Jenga” tower in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood on September 2nd. Apartments cost up to $50 million in the 57-story building.
The building sits just off Park Avenue and is tree-lined the entire block, according to StreetEasy
The apartment — just a few blocks from Central Park — has co-ops that recently sold for as much as $5 million
The nine-storey building with 34 residential units, built in 1912, was converted into a cooperative in 1983
A 40-year-old woman also jumped from 157 East 57th Street in the Sutton Place neighborhood in late September.
A woman was found with injuries consistent with a fall, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The source did not identify the woman. A salesman from Bassano Jewelry, just around the corner from where the tragedy took place, told that the building at 157, 57th Street is known as the “Suicide Building.”
If you or a loved one needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255