Boy, 12, dies by jumping from 15-story Upper East Side apartment on NYC’s Park Avenue

Boy, 12, dies after jumping from 15-story Park Avenue apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

  • Police responded to a 911 call around 3:45pm on Tuesday afternoon
  • They came upon a boy with body trauma after seemingly landing on a parked car
  • The NY Post reports he jumped off the roof of a 15-story apartment building
  • He was transported to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead 

A 12-year-old boy jumped from the roof of an Upper East Side building in New York City on Tuesday, killing himself.

The unidentified boy leapt from the roof of the 15-story apartment building at 1045 Park Avenue.

The NYPD tells they responded to the scene following a 911 call around 3:45pm. 

The NYPD won’t reveal more details while it investigates.

While the police haven’t released details, the apparent suicide comes at a time when mental health professionals have expressed worry over the effects of a year’s worth of lockdown – and no school – on younger people. 

Officers came across an unconscious and unresponsive male with body trauma atop of a car.

The boy landed on a parked car, shattering the front window of the vehicle according to the New York Post.

Pictured: The 15-story apartment building at 1045 Park Avenue where the boy leapt from

EMS was called to the scene and transported the boy to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the police. A medical examiner will determine cause of death. 

The NYPD did not officially reveal the age of the victim as the investigation is ongoing. 

The death of the 12-year-old is eerily similar to another death in Manhattan that took place on October 19.

Matthew Pierre, 13, was found shirtless on the ground around 6am after plunging 20 stories off a terrace to his death outside an apartment building West 43rd Street near Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.

Police were investigating Pierre’s death as a suicide, noting cryptic writing on the teen’s computer to the New York Post.

A GoFundMe page raised over $35,000 for Pierre’s family, remembering a ‘sweet and loving boy.’

‘Matthew was a pride and joy for his parents Jeri and Edwin and his older sister Nyla,’ the fundraiser continued.

‘He loved sports, but basketball was his passion. If there was a sport to be played, Matthew was sure to be a part of it. 

‘His infectious smile could light up a room and he was always a respectful, smart and talented young man. 

‘He was a friend to so many of his peers and they are all grieving the loss of their beloved friend Matthew.’

Pictured: 400 West 43rd Street, where Matthew Pierre fell to his death in October

Pictured: 400 West 43rd Street, where Matthew Pierre fell to his death in October 

In the past, Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed concern about the mental health of children due to the pandemic, pushing to reopen schools with that in mind.

‘The fact that these kids have gone through this crisis, the trauma they’ve felt, many kids have lost, loved ones,’ de Blasio said in February, according to NBC New York. ‘Many kids are feeling really isolated in the absence of, you know, the regular rhythms of their life.’

De Blasio was responding to a town hall comment from then-Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, who said, ‘Our suicide rate amongst our students is rapidly doubling.’ 

The NYC Department of Education says one in five children struggle with mental health.

For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 


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