A woman threatening to jump off a building led police to discover the body of her daughter in northern Hong Kong on Thursday.
Crime-squad officers are investigating whether foul play was involved in the death of the daughter, whose body was found in the Heng Kin House flat at Tin Heng estate in Tin Shui Wai, according to police.
The mother was found on a window ledge outside the 34th-floor flat of the public housing building at 6.30am, when the emergency services were called.
She refused to return to the flat, leading firefighters to inflate an air cushion below the building. Police negotiators were also called in.
About three hours later, she was persuaded to return to the flat, according to a police spokesman.
“Her daughter was found unconscious inside the flat and was certified dead at the scene,” a police source said.
Police have not revealed the ages of the mother and daughter, or any more details surrounding the death, including the nature of any injuries suffered.
The mother was not injured but was taken to Tin Shui Wai Hospital for a check-up.
Detectives from the Yuen Long district crime squad are handling the case. So far, no one has been arrested.
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