Columbia Freshman Dies After Falling Out of 114th Street Building

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A Columbia student fell to her death from her dorm last night in what was originally reported as an accident but is now being treated as a possible . , who was 18-years-old, fell from her 14th floor dorm around 11 p.m., reports . The freshman’s dorm was on 114th Street in . Columbia’s dean, Kevin Shollenberger, emailed students to offer his condolences, according to Gothamist.

A witness told the people filled W. 114th Street shortly after the incident, and CPR was performed, but Corey-Ochoa later died at the hospital.  The reported police were treating the death as a suicide, because of “a history of psychiatric problems.” At this time, reports of suicide are unconfirmed.

In an article published last fall on , Corey-Ochoa was depicted as academically hard-working. Gothamist reports Columbia’s school year has not yet begun, but freshman orientation started yesterday.

—Alissa Fleck

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