INWOOD - A young woman tumbled from the roof of her five-story Manhattan apartment building and died early Tuesday morning, police said.
On Tuesday around 2:20 a.m. 26-year-old Kasey Jones was apparently trying to climb down the fire escape of her building at 154 Vermilyea Avenue when she slipped and fell.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jones posted several haunting photos on Instagram just days before her death, showing her just inches from the edge of the roof, looking down.
In the comments of one of the images, another Instagram user wrote, "It scares the bejesus outta me whenever you post these 'casually leaning over the edge' pics."
Jones wrote back, "well I have a lot of whiskey to help me out."
She loved to ride her bicycle, and posted photos online of "Stella," Jones' beloved Raleigh road bike. She also worked at Plowshares Coffee Roasters on the Upper West Side, who posted the following statement mourning her death:
It's with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to our friend and co-worker Kasey Jones. You were a light to so many, and brightened so many days. You will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace.