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A Mother And Her Son Have Died After Falling From A Balcony In Melbourne

The deaths are being treated as a murder-suicide

The bodies of a woman and her 4-month-old son were found in an apartment building in Melbourne’s CBD at around 10:30 am yesterday.

It is believed the woman took her own life, and that of her child, who she was believed to have been holding at the time, reports The Age

Seven News reports that the woman jumped off the sixth floor internal balcony into a courtyard under the 29-storey building. 

Police are yet to confirm the identity of the woman and the boy, but she is believed to be a resident of the building. 

The woman lived there with the baby’s father, who collapsed in shock after hearing the news, reports Seven News.

Christine Harms, who was nearby when the incident occurred, tells The Age that she heard “gut-wrenching” screams shortly after.

“A lady went in to the alleyway and then there was some screaming. I just kept hearing ‘Oh no. Oh no’. It was gut-wrenching to hear.” 

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