Woman jumps 12 stories to her death from New Brunswick parking deck

A woman jumped to her death from this parking deck in New Brunswick, NJ.

A woman jumped to her death from this parking deck in New Brunswick, NJ.


A 50-year-old nurse jumped to her death from a parking deck in New Brunswick on June 5, 2014.

The woman, who is from Crosswicks in Burlington County, “fell to her death as the result of an apparent suicide,” police Capt. J.T. Miller said in a statement.

The woman was a nurse at nearby Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She was not due to report to work the morning she killed herself. However, she was wearing her hospital scrubs, according to a police report.

The woman was found dead at the base of the parking deck about 3:45 a.m.

The parking deck is 12 stories high. The initial police investigation indicates the woman fell from an upper level.

The deck is located at 10 Plum St. near the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center.

“New Brunswick police detectives continue to investigate, but at this time there does not appear to be any signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident,” Miller said. “The name of the woman is being withheld at this time.”

As police investigated the scene, the deck was closed for several hours to patrons and daily parkers. The deck was reopened about 10 a.m.

Witnesses who were in the area about 9 a.m. said they saw a body covered with a medical blanket on the sidewalk near the deck.

A spokesman for the New Brunswick Parking Authority did not return a call seeking comment.