Suspected suicide at Michelangelo Towers

Police are yet to notify the next-of-kin of a middle-aged woman who jumped to her death from the seventh floor of the Michelangelo Towers on Tuesday.

Police said reports that the woman had jumped from the sixth floor were incorrect.

Police spokesperson Captain Julia Claassen said the investigating officer was struggling to get hold of the next-of-kin.

“The woman is South African and she is 52-years-old—that much we can confirm,” she said.

The woman is believed to have committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of the building in the early hours of the morning.

The Star newspaper reported that a note with the words “I’m tired of life” was found in her room.

The general manager at the Michelangelo Towers, Johan Troskie, refused to disclose any information, referring all queries to police.

“A woman was found at Burger’s Walk—a section of Mandela Square—but finer details can only be made available by the police,” Troskie said.

An inquest into the death has been opened. - Sapa


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