Investigation of adult woman's death closes Yamhill Street sidewalk

A woman was found deceased Saturday afternoon on Southwest Yamhill Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway after she apparently jumped from a downtown Portland building.

Portland Central Precinct police officers responded Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12:46 p.m., on a report of a woman jumping from a downtown building.

Officers and medical personnel located the woman and confirmed she was deceased. The woman appears to be an adult, possibly 40 to 60 years old.

At this point, police say there is no indication of foul play. Witness information indicates she either jumped or fell from at least the fifth floor of a nearby building.

Street traffic is not affected, but the sidewalk along Yamhill is closed as the investigation continues.

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office responded to the scene to conduct a death investigation.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis or suicidal thoughts. The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., seven days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (800) 273-TALK (8255).

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