Death investigation in downtown Portland underway after individual falls from roof

(KATU's Monty Orrick)

Portland police say a person either fell or jumped from the roof of a downtown building Friday afternoon.

Police say a woman was found suffering from traumatic injuries in the 1700 block of SW 4th Avenue around 2:20 p.m.

She was pronounced dead shortly after.

SW 4th Avenue is closed between Mill and Montgomery streets as police investigate. Police say the woman took her own life.

If you have information, call 503-823-3333.

From Portland Police:

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at

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, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting

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