I received an early call on Tuesday, May 18th, from an obviously alarmed elderly women who said a neighbor at 45 Christopher Street had committed suicide by jumping out of a rear window of the tall apartment house.
The women who called lived near #45 and was alerted by the very early-morning appearance of police and an emergency vehicle. She would not give her name but was most anxious to talk and revealed that she was living in a five-story family building all alone; “I am getting it cleaned up,” she said.
I sent our photographer Chris Manis to the building where the unfortunate incident occurred, but by the time he arrived all was quiet. However, he did have a friend who lived nearby and had some information: the women who died had lived with her husband, had mental problems, and talked about having the coronavirus. Her death was reported by a neighbor who saw the body from her window and called the super who then called the police. The public information office of the police could not give me the victim’s name but did give me her age, which was 77.
— George Capsis