36 Year old Korean Woman Commits Suicide By Jumping From 15th Story With Autistic Child

D-Bo , Feb. 27, 2015, 9:01 a.m.

A 36-year-old woman died Friday morning after jumping from the 15th floor of her apartment with her three-year-old son in Dongu, Daegu, a police officer said.  “Her son survived, though he suffered broken ribs and a fracture to his skull,” Kim Chung-gil, a senior officer in charge of the case.

Kim said the mother, identified as Lee, may have had a change of a heart after jumping and tried to protect her baby.  “The baby was found right next to her and it seemed that she was holding the baby as tight as possible to minimize damages on her son.”

No suicide note was found by police.  Kim, however, noted that she talked about taking her own life to her family after her three-year-old son was diagnosed with autism.  A source said Lee has a husband and it is unlikely that she had any financial problems.

In March 2014, another 36-year-old lady jumped from the 15th floor of an apartment in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province with a three year old son. Both died. The mother suffered from depression because of financial difficulties.

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