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IU student dies after falling from apartment balcony in Bloomington

Student was 20-year-old Illinois man
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Posted at 8:51 AM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 15:36:05-04

BLOOMINGTON — An Indiana University student died Friday after he fell from a fourth-floor balcony at the Urban Station Apartments, police said.

Officers with the Bloomington Police Department were called to the scene at 5:42 a.m. Friday. Police found the student lying on the sidewalk in the 400 block of South Washington Street with significant injuries, according to Captain Ryan Pedigo.

An IU spokesperson identified the student as Jacob Schleinz, 20, of Champaign, Illinois. Schleinz was a junior in the Kelley School of Business.

Two women told police they were with Schleinz on their apartment balcony. One said she was talking to him when he suddenly fell over the railing, Pedigo said.

Two women who were with Schleinz when he fell told police he was on their apartment balcony. One of them said she was talking to him when he suddenly fell over the railing, Pedigo said.

Medics transported Schleinz by ambulance to IU Health Bloomington, where he later died.

The investigation is ongoing and police are checking nearby surveillance cameras to see if footage can be found.