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Woman, 7-year-old boy jump to death from boutique hotel in NYC

Posted at 9:31 AM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 11:31:42-04

NEW YORK — Police say a woman apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son from a window of a boutique hotel in New York City and both died.

It’s not clear how high up the pair were at the Gotham Hotel when they fell, but the 46-year-old woman and the boy were found on a lower balcony at about 8:15 a.m. on Friday. The victims were not immediately identified.

Hotel staff said they had no information. The investigation is ongoing and police stressed the information was preliminary. Police were looking to determine whether the woman had a history of mental illness.

They are also checking to see if the woman left a suicide note, CBS New York reports.

The Gotham Hotel is located on 46th Street, about four blocks from Grand Central Terminal, and has 67 rooms over 25 floors.