MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Police are investigating the suspicious death of a young woman in an apartment building early Wednesday morning in downtown Minneapolis.
It's a situation that's got some residents of the building rattled. The death was the result of a cardiac arrest, authorities said, they're classifying it as suspicious because of the woman's age.
"It's just like, 'Oh. That could have been me," said Sarah Dalton, who has only lived at the 222 Hennepin Apartment Homes building for several months. "[My reaction] was pretty much shock."
At 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the area on a report of a medical situation. They attempted to render aid to the victim, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man who called 911, a resident of 222 Hennepin Apartment Homes, told police the victim had visited him earlier that morning. He said the woman later stated that she did not feel well. The caller and the victim were walking to the parking garage to go to the hospital when she reportedly collapsed in the hallway.
When officers arrived, they found that it was a full cardiac arrest and there was no pulse or respiration. Officers began CPR, but they were unable to revive her.
Authorities consider the case suspicious because they say it's uncommon for a woman in her early thirties to spontaneously go into cardiac arrest.
The man she came to visit is fully cooperating with the investigation.
"My first thought was that it seems like there’s something really shady going on," said George Moskal, who lives nearby and comes to the building often to visit friends. "It kind of creeps me out."
The medical examiner will release the identity of the victim and the nature and cause of death.
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