Shock and Awe

Woman Killed After 12-Story Plunge


Philadelphia Police have ruled out foul play after a bizarre death in Center City Sunday.

Authorities said a 27-year-old Maryland woman fell 12 stories to her death inside an apartment building at 11th and Arch Streets.

Police believe the victim was on the roof of the building when she fell into a chimney, which collapsed and sent her plunging down an elevator shaft, police said.

The woman, whose name was not released last night, was on the roof of the building near 10th and Arch Streets with five friends when she fell back into a brick chimney.