New York City police are working to determine whether a woman and a 5-year-old girl who were found dead on the street had fallen from a building or whether they had jumped.
A construction worker found 39-year-old Oksana Patchin and her 5-year-old daughter Olivia Patchin on the sidewalk of 540 West 53rd Street on Sunday, according to police. They were unconscious and unresponsive with injuries consistent with a fall from an elevated height.
Both of them were transported to Mount Sinai West Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
It's not clear why Patchin, who's a Brooklyn resident, was at that building.
An investigation is ongoing, police said.