Monday, May 14, 2012

[Updated] Report: Woman jumps to her death on East 11th Street

Details are still coming in regarding an apparent suicide on East 11th Street at Second Avenue this evening around 5:30. Witnesses put the incident occurring at 300 E. 11th St. According to the Post, EMS rushed the woman to Bellevue where she died.

Updated.

A reader said that she was upset to see remnants from the tragic scene left behind on the sidewalk this morning ...



Updated:

In the comments, someone left the URL to the woman's obituary in The New York Times. You can access that here.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was walking home with my 2 sons when this happened right before our eyes. It was really traumatic. She was wearing a pretty purple nightgown. So sad..

Anonymous said...

so glad i wasn't around there at that time.

Anonymous said...

Omg I was really prayin for her to be ok, she wa still moving and seem to be alert while I was there. I can't get her out of my mind, may she rest in peace.

Shawn Chittle said...

So sad. :-( That's our neighbor, gone...

Anonymous said...

Oh no, this is so sad. How terrible. And Anon 10.31, hope you and your sons are ok, I'm sure this would have been traumatic to witness.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the same corner Francesca Woodman jumped to her death?

Morgan Tsvangirai said...

Wow. I walked by after she was already down and EMS was arriving. I didn't take a close look but it just looked like a woman had passed out. Had no idea this is what happened.

Anonymous said...

yes, i was ambivalently curious about the aftermath. i was imagining a chalk outline. but maybe that's old school. thanks for visualization. i saved a couple blocks going the other way.

Marty Wombacher said...

Very sad news and a horrible way to go. R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

It's really sad for the neighborhood I work couple feet away where the tragic incident took place ,I really feel so sad for that poor girl and her family ,I was off on Monday my co-workers told me this morning ,Rest in peace

Anonymous said...

I have heard Francesca Woodman's studio was on East 12th...http://www.theasc.com/blog/2010/12/06/francesca-woodman-the-naked-prisoner/

Anonymous said...

This is so very sad :( My prayers to everyone who knew and loved her.

btw.. the comments by people to that Post article (link in article) are disgusting and distasteful! People are so cold...they have clearly never lost someone they love.

Anonymous said...

interesting about Francesca Woodman. i looked her up on wikipedia and actually learned something.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. I knew her and I was combing the internet for some reference because I would hope she wouldn't die in anonymity. She was a beautiful and intelligent person. It is such a tragedy. For some reason, knowing the details helps in a way.

Anonymous said...

Can u tell her full name please ?

Anonymous said...

This really breaks my heart. And part of me wishes that I hadn't heard this story. I'll never be able to walk past that building now with out think about it.

Jordan said...

I saw her fall and land. I think I was the only person to see her fall. It was the one of the most still, calm, real moments of my life. I can't stop playing it back over and over again in my head. I knew she was dead or dying, and that she had chosen this for herself, so I just started sending out into the Cosmos the intention that her soul be released from whatever pain and despair she had experienced and that she would find peace. She was not moving, so I don't think she was in any pain.

Witnessing this frame by frame and being one of the last people to see her alive, I feel, means something. One of you says that you know her. Message me at the URL I've provided and let me know a little more.

irridescentspirit said...

i would like to know if there are any more details about the identity of the woman and the circumstances. it seems ominous to me that there is no further endeavor to report who she was, how old, or what might persuaded her to such a lamentible - and drastic conclusion. i mourn that those of notoriety can be lavished with media attention and public recognition while those who suffer and live quiet despairing - yet oftentimes virtuous lives, can be so piteously neglected.

Anonymous said...

She was my sister. And I'm actually grateful there wasn't some ny post or daily news article with some horrible headline about a "jumper". I'm sorry for anyone who witnessed it and was traumatized. She was very depressed (long battle with bipolar disorder) and she was suffering immensely. My family is devastated.

Anonymous said...

oh wow. i'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

i still have a heavy heart over all of this

Anonymous said...

I live next door and am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget and her death will not be in vain. I hope your family can find peace despite this tragic incident

Anonymous said...

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=abigail-r-bing&pid=157687874

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the obituary. This story touched me, I was there too, and I am glad to know who she was. My condolences and compassion to those who loved her. May we all be good to each other and compassionate to ourselves and others in our dark hours.

Anonymous said...

francesca woodman jumped of the barbizon building not her apt