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Elderly Man Falls Eight Stories To His Death In Uptown

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — An 85-year-old man fell to his death from the eighth floor of an Uptown neighborhood high-rise Friday morning.

Shortly before 7 a.m., the man apparently jumped from the eighth floor of a 20-story building in the 4200 block of North Sheridan Road, according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

The man landed in the alley behind the building and was dead on the scene, Perez said.

Additional circumstances were not immediately known.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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