A 12-year-old boy died after jumping from the top of a house on New York’s Upper East Side.
When he leapt from the top of the 15-story apartment building at 1045 Park Avenue on Tuesday, April 6, the unnamed boy landed on a parked sedan, smashing the front windshield.
According to the officers, EMS was called to the scene and evacuated the boy to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner.
The NYPD said they responded to the scene following a 911 call around 3:45pm, without revealing more details as the investigation is ongoing.
The apparent suicide comes after mental health professionals expressed worry over the effects of a year’s worth of lockdown and no school on younger people.
The death of the 12-year-old is similar to another death in Manhattan that took place on October 19.
Matthew Pierre, 13, was found shirtless on the ground around 6am after plunging 20 stories off a terrace to his death outside an apartment building West 43rd Street near Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.
Police are investigating Pierre’s death as a suicide because of a cryptic post they found on the teen’s computer to the New York Post.