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Prospect Heights mother jumps off building with 5-year-old daughter

January 11, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle staff
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A grim tragedy played out Sunday afternoon when Oksana Patchin, a 39-year-old mother from Eastern Parkway, fatally jumped from the 12th floor of a Manhattan building with her five-year-old daughter Olivia, according to security camera footage and police reports.

The death of the daughter is being ruled a homicide.

Responding to a 911 call, police from Manhattan’s 16th precinct found Patchin and her daughter lying unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk in front of 540 W. 53rd St. Emergency Service personnel responded, then transported both victims to Mount Sinai West, where they were pronounced deceased.

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According to reports, Patchin and her daughter were visiting friends in the building when Patchin asked for access to the roof. Security cameras verified the actions that, without warning, Oksana grabbed her daughter and jumped off the roof.

Police sources confirmed that Patchin had a history of mental illness, and that no suicide note had been found.


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