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Woman Leaps to Her Death at IKEA Shopping Complex in New Jersey: Police

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What to Know

  • A 58-year-old NJ woman jumped to her death from the top floor of an IKEA parking garage in Paramus, authorities say
  • Police say she went to the parking deck at some point Sunday night; a worker for a parking lot sweeper service found her body Monday
  • If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255

A 58-year-old woman leaped to her death from an IKEA parking garage in New Jersey overnight, authorities say. 

The Garfield woman, whose name wasn't released, was found dead at the foot of the IKEA garage, on the Route 17 side of the building, shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, authorities say. A parking lot sweeper service worker found her body. 

Detectives say it appears the woman had driven to the top of the IKEA parking deck some time after 7 p.m. the night before. At some point, she locked her car and jumped from the top floor of the garage, authorities say. 

No other parties are believed to have been involved. 

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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