Arrest Made In Death Of Woman Who Fell From 14th Floor Balcony In The Bronx

Police: Secret 911 Call Indicates Sienna Edwards Was Threatened Before Death.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman delivering birthday gifts to her boyfriend’s daughter fell 14 stories to her death in the Bronx Thursday night.

The woman, Sienna Edwards, was apparently threatened just before her fatal fall.

Police initially said they believed the death of the 20-year-old woman was no accident and Friday night, they made an arrest.

Kenya Edmonds, 23, was charged with 2nd-degree murder and 1st-degree manslaughter.

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“I don’t think I could fall off that balcony. The balcony’s very high,” one resident told CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman.

Police said that at some point, Edwards made a call to 911 seeking help. Commissioner Ray Kelly said the drama began when Edwards’ boyfriend asked her to bring birthday presents to his 3-year-old girl in apartment 14B of the Clinton Towers.

The girl was in that apartment with her mother, aunt and another woman. The victim’s boyfriend did not go up to the apartment himself because of an order of protection.

Police, however, believe Sienna Edwards was threatened by the women in the apartment when she went up. According to police, Edwards secretly called 911 and that the dispatcher heard what was being said.

“In the background, there are voices that say ‘You’re not going to leave here alive.'” Kelly said. “Approximately 10 o’clock there is a call by the occupant of the apartment that this woman fell over the balcony and it’s 14 stories down. She died as a result of that fall.”

The 911 operator had already sent a squad car to the nearest cell tower where Edwards secretly called 911 and picked up the women threatening her.

By the time of the call regarding the supposed accidental fall off the balcony, cops were there and took all the women to the 48th Precinct, Guzman reported.

Tenant Tashmeru Rodriguez said he saw the young woman’s body from his balcony.

“She’s too young, I couldn’t sleep,” he said.

Detectives believe Edwards may have died trying to jump from one balcony to another.

Guzman also spoke with the dead woman’s mother at the precinct. She said she had been waiting since Thursday night to be told by investigators what happened to her daughter.

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  1. HD says:

    This is a very unfortunate situation, this is a lesson when it comes to dysfunctional relationships people should not get involved. The father should have never asked that young lady to go and she should have never gone to that apartment. Murder is wrong but it is unfortunate but one should realize when it comes to jealousy, rage, etc. It is something very dangerous to deal with and you must be weary of doing things for folks especially if they are already involve in a volatile situation(father having order against him).

  2. tracy says:

    There is so much more to this story that we don’t know about, but it all boil down to this young lady life shouldn’t have been taken. She was just at the wrong place wrong time. I know she was trying to do something nice, but sometimes it just isn’t worth it. I have a little girl of my own and as much as I can’t stand my childs father I will never stop him from seeing his little girl or recieve gifts from him. It could have been a simple solution to this whole problem. if they baby mama didn’t want the gifts all she had to do was not accept them and close her door and then it would have been settled, but most likely the baby daddy called first and let her know sienna was coming. she told the people in the apartment and they filled her head up and one thing led to another. This is a sad sad situation and my heart goes out to her family and friends R.I.P. Sienna

  3. HURTER says:

    NOW I THINK THEY SAID IT WAS A MISTAKE NO IT WASNT YOU NOT LEAVIN OUT HERE ALIVE WHAT MISTAKE GIVE THE MAN HIS CHILD AND GIVE THAT STUPID ASSHOLE LIFE AND LIFE AGAIN AND THE REST OF THE PEOPLE THAT WAS IN THE APARTMENT THEY DAONT SONG LIKE WILD ANIMALS

  4. Sharon Barnes says:

    I think the baby’s daddy should be arrested also.Why would he send her up there, he knew it would be a problem.Every female in the apt. should go to jail, somebody could have stop this from happening!!!

  5. deshandra says:

    ANOTHER SENSELESS CRIME, INNOCENT VICTIMS, ANOTHER MOTHER TO MOURN THE LIFE OF HER CHILD THATS GONE TO SOON. SAD SAD SAD, RIP SIENNA. LOCK THOSE WOMEN UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEYS!

  6. Nicola Mcgregor says:

    I’m so sorry for that kind young lady. May your soul rest in peace. Condolences to her friends and families. As for those dumb ass murderers you all should rot in jail. People,be careful the scriptures warned us that envyness and jealousy shall take over this world. Let us pray one for another.

  7. CLEW says:

    IT’S A HORRIBLE THING THAT HAPPENED TO THIS YOUNG LADY NOW 5 LIVES ARE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF THE IGNORANCE. A THE CHILD WILL ALWAYS HAVE TO LIVE WITH WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT. ALL PARTIES IN THE APT. THAT NIGH TSHOULD BE FOUND GUILTY AND SENT TO PRISON FOR LIVE WITH NO POSSIBILTY OF GETTING OUTY.

  8. Unknown says:

    RIP SIENNA….MY SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY…As a tenant at 750 and many other tenants here are deeply saddened in the murder of a beautiful young lady who was taken to early. THERE IS NO WAY that sienna jumped or jumped from balcony to balacony, impossible! AS i stand at 5 ft 4in i would have to stand on a chair. EVERYONE IN THAT APARTMENT SHOULD HAD BEEN CHARGED. No one in that apt tried to help sienna, i just want to cry, AND eventhough i did not know her i will always remember her. they tortured her and i believe that since she was overpowered by them and they threw her out the balcony. RIP MAY THE ANGELS SHINE ON YOU!

  9. T Lynn Ki says:

    Get the new right people, if was her boyfriend’s cousin who she was taking the gifts for. It was reported that the people in the apartment assumed that she was the “new” girlfriend. My question is….when the tension, additude, and shouting began why didn’t she just leave the gifts and leave? Why go in the apartment by yourself? Furthermore there is no way she could’ve jumped from one balcony to another, perhaps she was trying to climb over the balcony and go down to the one below. The truth will come out soon enough….RiP “Stoney”.

  10. this is awful people think before you do something thats going to cause your life forever

  11. MamaBear says:

    wtf is the lol for, cause I’m not seeing the humor

    1. Sha says:

      Thank you MamaBear……WTF?

  12. IceyNyc says:

    you’re an _ _ _ whole

  13. IceyNyc says:

    I went up to visit the drop site, I analyzed and did my photographic investigation. Talking with people from the neighborhood, asking them the right question and got the right answers. All the people from the community stated there’s know way anyone would attempt to jump across to the balcony, which is almost 20 feet apart from each other. Not even Lebron James couldn jump that far. Young women 20 years old said Sienna Edwards was thrown from the balcony. Another stated there’s a man who heard the noise when was parking his car, and video tape the three women throw Sienna to her death from the 14 story balcony. I asked her to find this man, and have him turn the video over to the police department for evidence for this horrible murder.

  14. marc perry says:

    she didnt slip she was pushed to her death

  15. Anti-Citizen says:

    Trying to get away? In what state of mind would a person try jumping from balcony to balcony when they are about 10 feet apart? I honestly don’t think she was trying to run but that she was pushed by these stupid bitches! And besides if she were trying to jump, wouldn’t she had hit another balcony a few stories down lined up with the one she was trying to jump to, causing a transfer of material or body skin to be scrapped on it for forensics to examine? Or is New York just that stupid to say what they “think” happened? -_- And I doubt she slipped if she were to jump, there’s nothing to slip on…heh, I would never dare climb the ledge of a 14th story balcony just to get away from some girls who would just scratch me up…even if it were my last resort, I’d take my chances with those dumb idiots…I sitll believe she was thrown over.

    1. Orleans_Queen says:

      I agree 100% but some reports are saying that Sienna was the father’s cousin or something, so I guess she figured it was ok to bring the gift up. Sienna had to be a very timid and sweet person, because just like you, it would have been a fight to the finish! It’s either Sienna was very light or those were some big burly bitches. But what ever the case may have been those hoes murdered that girl and ALL of them shoud go to jail for a very long time!

    2. tracy says:

      there is a picture of the girl who killed sienna and she is the same size if not smaller so its no way she could have threw her the balcony by herself she had help.

  16. TRULY SADDENED says:

    LORD HAVE MERCY ON WHO EVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS EVIL ACT OF VIOLENCE!!!!

  17. Danni says:

    Why did it take the police over 30 minutes to get there???

  18. tina says:

    i agree think it was a setup and why didn’t the boyfriend get a family member to drop the gifts off? I am sure he new the ex wasn’t happy about him seeing someone. all them girls should be put away for a really long time and they gonna get it inside them girls need to get. the girl was only doing something nice for the little girl. I don’t get these people these what did she think by killing her that he would want her back, dumb ass hoe. you going away for a very long time.

  19. tina says:

    i thought the same thing a set up. why didn’t the boyfriend get a family member to take the gifts. i think he new his ex wasn’t happy about seeing someone else and think she was doing something nice for the little girl. they lock all them girls up for very long time. Killing someone is not going to make him want you back dumb ass hoe

  20. Porsch little says:

    I believe the other women in the Apartment should be prosecuted as well.. This could have been avoided if one of the other women had told the girl it wasnt worth it, to just take the gift and leave it alone…

  21. carlosg says:

    its a shame I think the person who did this should never see day light but knowing how ny city is they will do the most seven years and be out doing the same mess again , and this young lady is gone for ever , just asking why did she go in the apt ? did they pull her in? did she know them and trust them? and what about the two other ones that where there are they going to jail ? guess we just have to see what will nyc courts will do. R.I.P Sienna Edwards..❤

  22. Roseannne says:

    Sadd story..u killed a young girl..not only is her life ova…so is yourss u dumb ass..poor child now the child is the one left with all damages!!!!!

  23. Star Brown says:

    the mistake was going in that apartment. You ring the bell and leave the gifts at the door. If there is a hostile relationship between the Parents than you do not put yourself in harms way.

    1. Gusto says:

      The real mistake was they killed that girl. End of story.

  24. TRACK says:

    Doesn’t make any difference the problem, but ” who can stand before envy or jealously?”, no one!
    These young women are copying their mothers n aunts, women who fight over males who didn’t want them. Television is their roll models. They have sex with no protection cause it’s the plan. And all who considers them friends are foolish, Proverbs 9:13…
    Sad a young female loses her life over dummy…

  25. Aaliyah says:

    .R.I.P I DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT DID SHE DO TO THOSE GIRLS BE CAREFUL EVERONE IT IS CRAZY OUT HERE

  26. tracy w says:

    Those bitches need to be torchured until they die , jeolousy is taking over the world maybe if women treated their partners right they wouldnt be left raising children on their own . what kind of person let alone a mother takes another’s life ? just wake up accept things and keep it moving!!!!!

  27. brandi says:

    smh this is so sad i feel so sorry for that young girl over something so stupid wake up people

  28. Mayor Kochs Tomb Inc. says:

    Sad that these predator types breed,dropouts from the Povich show.

  29. tay says:

    Omg am so hurt by this all over nothin now someone has lost their life n a child has lost her mom for a long time if not the rest of her life jus sad we all need to get control of our own situation n feelings n grow up what kind of example r we showin our children r.i.h

  30. Summer says:

    This is absolutely unbelievable. I am sitting here shaking my head and wondering why a “mother” would be willing to give up her freedom over a man who is OBVIOUSLY no longer interested in her.

    In spite of the fact that a protective order was issued against the father, they could have still met in a public place, and SIenna could have even suggested that the mother and child meet her down in the lobby of the building.

    Apparently Sienna had some inkling that the situation might not be safe, because she called 911 and allowed them to listen in to the conversation.

    It sounds like the women were lying in wait for Sienna, The boyfriend probably called to let his child’s mother know they would be coming and that Sienna would bring the gifts up.

    That gave the women enough time to get their cowardly nerve up and work themselves into a jealous frenzy. I’m just curious how she ended up out on the BALCONY.

    Seems like she would have just stopped at the door, dropped the gifts off and left. I really don’t know that I could stand to hear it if the women in that house forced her to the balcony and told her that was the only way that she was going to leave that apartment.

    The mother’s “problem” was with the father. Sienna should have been left out of it. Now, several families are devastated by this very senseless and avoidable tragedy.

    I hope everyone who was there and had anything to do with it by commission or omission is made to pay for this girl’s death.

  31. Jay Dee says:

    This is very unfortunate. This young lady was doing someone a favor and ended up dying for it. This is why sometimes you just need to stay out of the middle of other people’s issues. The boyfriend should not have put her in the middle of what I’m sure he knew was a volitale situation. I’m sure he didn’t expect this to happen but it just goes to show that when humans are angry anything could happen and not to put yourself in harm’s way.

  32. Ms.Dallas says:

    This is horrible… This girl was doing a favor for a friend and these dumb girls thought she was the new girlfriend jealously took hold of the ex and now a girl is dead… I feel for the poor child too. She should have been happy!!! She was getting gifts from her dad on her birthday but, instead will now remember her birthday as the day her mother & other family members killed someone… (who knows what she heard being in the next room) smh

  33. Quita says:

    Justice should be served. That is a shame. Now you want see your own damn daughter. These bitches these days are so damn stupid.

  34. Nicole#1 says:

    I wanna know what the boyfriend had to say. This females just reuined her whole life and her child over something that could have been avoided. All she was doing was bringing that baby her gift SMH. Dumb ass hoes

  35. dvgvintage says:

    That is horrible. SMH RIP Ms. Edwards. My sympathy to your family

  36. Shawnda says:

    Females are soo dumb now what about ur baby,granddaughter and nieces dumb asses they should throw them from that same balcony…

  37. Kathleen Tandy says:

    These DISGUSTING ANIMALS need to be locked up! That young girl is dead because of their “pack” mentality.

    Justice must be done here!!

  38. Gofigure says:

    Sounds like the restraining order should’ve been the other way around.

  39. NYDAME says:

    A much more neutral party should have been sent, preferably the post office because there may have been some lingering bad blood. There is much more to this story.

  40. Wrapper says:

    She was delivering gifts. You don’t shoot the messenger. Stupid boons!

    1. sandy says:

      sounds like a set up to me,, with a horrible outcome

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