Beverly Hills tower jump

The map shows approximately where a woman jumped from a high-rise building in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, prompting hours-long street closures. (Google Maps / January 22, 2014)

A woman who leaped off a high-rise tower in Beverly Hills early Wednesday has died, a city official said.

Beverly Hills police received a call about a woman on the roof of a 15-story building at 414 N. Camden Drive about 7 a.m., city spokeswoman Therese Kosterman said in a statement.

The woman was unclothed and despondent, threatening to jump, Kosterman said.

Crisis negotiators from the police department attempted to talk the woman down for hours, said Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Dave Hamel. She jumped about 10 a.m. and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he said.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital, Kosterman said.

Beverly Hills police are investigating the incident, which closed streets in the area for several hours.


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