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Case #0468: Loss of Balance ~ April 3, 1903

Police were called to the King Edward Hotel where an unknown man threatened to leap from his balcony to the ground below. He was illuminated briefly by officers on the scene, then he disappeared. Moments later the lanterns caught him again only this time he was plummeting towards the ground. A woman thought she recognized the jumper as her husband but on closer inspection, she claims it wasn't him.

Not surprisingly, the incident caused a crowd to gather outside the King Eddy. Barely five minutes later, as bystanders stood gawking, a scream from around the corner drew the attention of the constables where, to their dismay, they found the body of a woman crumpled on the roadway, beneath an open window on a high floor of the hotel. Two people falling - by their own power or someone else's - out of a hotel within minutes of each other… there's more to this than first thought.

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