A 15-year-old girl tragically plummeted five stories to her death from a fire escape at a TriBeCa house party in New York City while trying to retrieve her cell phone from a locked room.
The teen, Imogen Roche, who was going into her sophomore year at Beacon High School, was attending a party on Reade St. at West Broadway when she went out onto a fifth-floor fire escape at around 11pm police tell DailyMail.com.
Imogen was trying to get her phone from a locked room by climbing through a window and out onto the fire escape where she slipped and fell five stories, landing on the sidewalk on her back, the New York Police Department source added.
Imogen Roche, 15, was at a house party in TriBeCa Sunday night at around 11pm when she went out onto the fire escape to try and retrieve her cell phone that was in a locked room
Roche tragically slipped while on the fire escape and plummeted five stories to the sidewalk
Imogen was five floors up when she climbed out the window of this building when she slipped on the fire escapeand fell to the ground on Sunday at around 11pm
She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital but she did not make it.
The NYPD source says they are looking to see if alcohol was involved.
Police are also reportedly speaking with the owner of the apartment, who is the mother of Imogen’s friend.
The sidewalk remained stained with blood Monday morning, according to the New York Daily News.
One parent of a fellow student at Beacon who knew Imogen told the paper ‘Oh my God, Imogen. She was very talented and super smart. She’s an actor, she dances. And she’s an only child. Oh my god, she’s beautiful. She’s tall. She has a wonderful, infectious personality. She’s so nice to people.’
Meanwhile neighbors in the building were left shocked.
‘It’s a super tragic situation. It was kind of mind blowing to find out that someone had died right outside my apartment,’ said a resident on the building’s first floor.
The young teen was an aspiring actor and dancer and had appeared in short films posted online by Manhattan Youth, an after-school program run by her father, Theseus Roche.
Theseus is an actor and director who is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.