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Woman, 26, plunges to her death from fire escape at friend’s NYC apartment


A young woman has died after falling from the fire escape of her friend’s Manhattan apartment building as she tried to reach the roof on Friday.

Tyler Marie Thorp, 26, fell from the five-story building at East 28th Street in Kips Bay around 1am, according to police.

Thorp, who lives in The Bronx, is the second young woman in a week to die after falling from a building in the city. 

The New York Post reports that Thorp fell from the fifth-floor fire escape into a courtyard at the back of the building and she was found unconscious by police, before being declared dead at the scene.

Tyler Marie Thorp, 26, fell from the five-story building at East 28th Street in Kips Bay around 1am, according to police

Tyler Marie Thorp, 26, fell from the five-story building at East 28th Street in Kips Bay around 1am, according to police. Authorities are seen responding to the scene

Thorp fell from the fifth-floor fire escape into a courtyard and she was found unconscious by police, before being declared dead at the scene

Thorp fell from the fifth-floor fire escape into a courtyard and she was found unconscious by police, before being declared dead at the scene

Her death comes less than a week after finance worker Cameron Perrelli, 24, fell down an airway between the two buildings in the early hours of Saturday morning at a boozy rooftop birthday party on the deck of an apartment building in East Village. 

She was was raced from the scene on Avenue A near the corner of East 12th Street to nearby Bellevue Hospital by first responders but did not survive.  

The NYPD said Perrelli might have been trying to jump to the next building when she fell down the airshaft between the 202 building and its neighbor; since then, they have said they’re still investigating after an uncle said she might have simply slipped.  

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show just how perilous it would have been to attempt the rooftop crossing.  

Cameron Perrelli, 24, plunged to her death 3am Saturday down the airway of a building in NYC's East Village after trying to cross next door, police say

Cameron Perrelli, 24, plunged to her death 3am Saturday down the airway of a building in NYC’s East Village after trying to cross next door, police say

There’s an approximately 4-foot gap between the Topanga building at 202 Avenue A and the neighboring building at 200 Avenue A. That airway between the buildings is where police told DailyMail.com she fell. 

A sign on the deck wall near where police say Perrelli fell warns people to remain 10 feet from the edge.

Her father Louis Perrelli said he was upset to hear of frequent late-night parties in the neighborhood. 

‘It’s not like her to be a risk-taker,’ Louis told the New York Daily News

‘She was always the designated driver, the good person, the peacemaker. She was an angel.’     

Perrelli, originally from Connecticut, completed a degree in business management at the University of Florida, according to her Linkedin account. 

She moved to New York City in 2019 to start work at finance company Third Bridge Group. 

The airway gap between the buildings is where police say Perrelli fell to her death

The airway gap between the buildings is where police say Perrelli fell to her death

202 Avenue A in NYC's East Village on the left is where Perrelli was attending a rooftop gathering before she died. She fell down an airway between 202 and 200 Avenue A on the right

202 Avenue A in NYC’s East Village on the left is where Perrelli was attending a rooftop gathering before she died. She fell down an airway between 202 and 200 Avenue A on the right

Family said she was a regular gym goer, had a large social network of close friends, and used to go to New York Rangers and Yankees games with her father. 

‘Her heart definitely belonged to New York, that’s for sure,’ her father told the Daily News.  

In a statement, NYPD spokesman Edward Riley said police were called to the address at approximately 3:13am on Saturday after receiving a 911 call bout an unconscious person near Avenue A and East 12 St.

‘Upon arrival officers were informed a 24-year-old female fell from an elevated position (rooftop). 

‘EMS transported the victim to Bellevue where she was pronounced deceased. The investigation remains ongoing.’  



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