NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were investigating late Sunday after a woman suspected of violating an order of protection fell from a five story window to her death in Harlem.
Officers were called to an apartment in the building at 70 Lenox Ave. at 12:08 p.m. Saturday for a violation of an order of protection, police said.
Police told 1010 WINS that the woman had assaulted the father of her kids outside the apartment. She was arrested and an order of protection was issued, police said.
The woman returned to the apartment on Saturday, and her former partner was not home, but his roommate was and called 911, police said. The woman’s children, ages 10 and 11, were also in the apartment, police said.
When police arrived, the woman was in the bedroom, and officers knocked on the door and found her hanging from the fifth-story window, police said. Police could not say if the woman slipped or deliberately threw herself from the window, police said.
She was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.
The woman was identified as Quanneisha Baskerville, 30, of another address in Harlem, police said.
The NYPD Force Investigation Division was investigating Sunday.