Woman Jumps From High-Rise

BEVERLY HILLS — A woman jumped off the roof of a building on Camden Drive on Wednesday, January 22. The victim died from her injuries.

The city of Beverly Hills Public Information Manager Therese Kosterman said in a press release that the incident occurred at 414 Camden Drive, which is the location of the Camden Medical Arts building, a 15-story high-rise.

According to Mrs. Kosterman, Beverly Hills Police responded to a call of a “despondent, unclothed woman” who was threatening to jump around 7:00 a.m. Units from the Beverly Hills Fire Department and Beverly Hills Police Department arrived on-scene, in addition to a crisis-negotiating team who attempted to talk the woman down.

Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesperson Katherine Main informed Canyon News via email that three trucks equipped with “air rescue cushions” were dispatched at around 8:24 a.m. to the scene.

Despite the efforts from officials to accost the victim from the roof, she jumped from the building at around 10:00 a.m. Paramedics rushed her to a local hospital, but she was declared dead upon arrival.

Beverly Hills Police closed the area to traffic at around 8:09 a.m. but re-opened it at 1:55 p.m. when investigative efforts in the area were concluded.

Canyon News reached the security desk of the Camden Medical Arts building, where personnel there noted that the office building’s regular business hours were between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. A handbook for tenants of the building states that after-hours visitors are allowed in if a tenant has properly notified both security and the Office of the Building of their impending visit. Once there, tenants are notified of the visitors by security.

Tenants can use a “parking keycard” to access the building through the parking garage after regular business hours. A call was placed with the building’s property manager, but was not returned before print. The name of the victim has not yet been disclosed to the public.