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Did boy, 13, who fell 20 floors to his death from Manhattan apartment commit suicide? Police probe ‘cryptic’ computer messages

Matthew Pierre had been doing homework on the apartment terrace Monday morning before he fell, or possibly jumped, to his death

A 13-year-old boy died after falling from a high-rise terrace, and police are investigating the possibility of suicide.

According to the New York Post, Matthew Pierre was found dead early Monday morning outside the high-rise apartment building where he lived in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.

Before the fatal fall, the 13-year-old had been doing homework on the apartment balcony, while his mother and sister were inside the home.

Police sources reportedly told the New York Post that “cryptic writing” was found on the teen boy’s computer, leading investigators to believe he may have taken his own life, though authorities are continuing to investigate his cause of death.

As the Daily Mail reported, Pierre’s mother Jean Snead-Pierre, the founder of an after-school and summer educational program for New York City schoolchildren, confirmed her son’s tragic death in an Instagram post.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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[Feature image: Matthew Pierre/Instagram]