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Woman, child die in fall from hotel window in Manhattan

MIDTOWN, Manhattan —  A woman and child died Friday after the pair fell from a window of a boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan, police said.

Police said it appears the fall involves a mother and her 7-year-old son, but stressed that the information is preliminary.

Law enforcement sources told the Associated Press that the woman has been identified as Stephanie Adams and her son as Vincent. They said Adams was involved in a custody battle with her estranged husband and officials had been called to their home several times in the past few months.

The fall happened about 8:30 a.m. at the Gotham Hotel on East 46th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues, police said.

The woman and child landed on a second-floor balcony at the location and were pronounced dead the scene, police said.

The hotel, located about four blocks from Grand Central Terminal, has 67 rooms and more than 25 floors, according to its website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.