Police investigate November fall from dorm window
Police investigate 18-year-old's fall from dorm window at University of Michigan in November
Police say they're investigating how an 18-year-old fell several stories last month from a window at a University of Michigan dorm.
AnnArbor.com reports Friday that the man was visiting friends on campus and suffered significant injuries in the Nov. 18 fall, but since has been released from a hospital. Officials say he was apparently on the ground for hours before being found.
He fell from Mary Markley residence hall, which is built into an Ann Arbor hillside with part of it below ground level. Police estimated that the man fell 43 feet from a window on the dorm's sixth floor.
Because no witnesses have come forward, police are asking anyone with information to call police at 734-763-113.
The residence hall is the same building where freshman Courtney Cantor fell to her death in 1998 from a sixth-floor window.
After the investigation into Cantor’s death, the university installed devices designed to keep the windows, which open out, from opening all the way.
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Campus police say 18-year-old Lexi Pew fell from a window of North Case Hall on the East Lansing campus about 3 a.m. Sunday.
"I heard glass shatter then I saw something white falling down," said Ustina Shives who lives on the 6th floor of the dorm. "After I realized it was a human I knew I had to call 9-1-1."
WILX-TV reports the young woman fell after tripping near a window while several people were playing a game of catch in a dorm lounge and broke through the glass.
WSU Police say: "[We] are investigating the accident and have found no indications of suspicious activity."