Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the victim as a 70-year-old woman, due to a verbal misunderstanding during our reporter’s phone call with police.
A teenage girl plummeted to her death in a fall from an Upper East Side luxury building Sunday afternoon, investigators confirm to Upper East Site.
Police shut down the block as detectives and forensic investigators with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner worked to piece together exactly how the 17-year-old girl managed to fall from the eighth floor of 122 East 82nd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues, just before 1:00 pm.
Officials say she was pronounced deceased at the scene — which appeared to be in either in the rear of the property or a courtyard.
At this point, it is not clear whether anyone else was with the 17-year-old victim when she took the fatal plunge, however, police say they do not suspect any foul play was involved — pointing to either an unintentional fall or jump from the building’s eighth floor.
As police went in-and-out of the building Sunday afternoon, a doorman at the tony Upper East Side co-op — where units cost several million dollars each — was overheard telling a resident not to speak to reporters who arrived.
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