Woman, 26, Falls From Fire Escape in Inwood, Dies: NYPD

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A 26-year-old woman fell to her death while climbing down from an apartment fire escape in Manhattan early Tuesday, police say.

The woman fell from the escape of a five-story building on Vermilyea Avenue in Inwood sometime around 2 a.m., according to the NYPD.

It's not clear what caused the woman to fall. 

The fall is under investigation.

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