UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Police called to the United Nations headquarters on Sunday found the body of a female U.N. employee on the building’s lawn, the victim of a suspected suicide.
Police did not identify the woman, who was found in the U.N. headquarters’ back courtyard overlooking the East River shortly after 8 a.m. EST, describing her only as white and 44 years old.
The United Nations issued a statement, but withheld the woman’s name.
“A U.N. agency staff member died after falling from the 19th floor of the U.N. Secretariat building,” it said. “At this time there is no suspicion of foul play.”
The United Nations has a number of specialized agencies with offices adjacent to U.N. headquarters in New York.
Police said signs indicated she had jumped from the building. However, they said the circumstances of the woman’s death were still under investigation. (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau and Chris Michaud)
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