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Man dies after jumping from Mercy Hospital window

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A man died after jumping from Mercy Hospital Wednesday morning in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

At 8:33 a.m., Jarome Henderson, 47, jumped from a window at the hospital, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A police source said the man was a patient who broke the window before jumping. Police initially reported that he had opened the window.

Henderson, who lived in West Beverley, was dead at the scene, authorities said.

An autopsy Thursday found Henderson died of multiple injuries because of a fall from height and his death was ruled a suicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

“On the morning of Dec. 26, 2018, an individual was found deceased on the grounds of Mercy Hospital,” hospital officials wrote in a statement. “The cause and circumstances of the individual’s death are under investigation.”

A hospital spokesperson declined to provide further details Wednesday morning.

Henderson did not have a listed home address, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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