St. Thomas freshman dies after falling from 10th floor of Dinkytown apartment

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Joia Simpson, a first-year student at the University of St. Thomas, died after fallign from the 10th floor of The Bridges apartments in Dinkytown early Thursday morning. Photo courtesy of the University of St. Thomas. 

A young woman died after falling from the 10th floor of an apartment building in Minneapolis' Dinkytown neighborhood early Thursday morning. 

At 1 a.m., the Minneapolis Fire Department responded to The Bridges apartment complex at 930 University Avenue Southeast. Upon arrival, they found the victim outside the building. She did not survive her injuries. 

The victim has been identified as Joia Simpson, a freshman at the University of St. Thomas studying business. She is a native of Bayside, California. 

The university said Simpson's family "most wants people to remember her smile." 

In a statement, The Bridges said management is aware of the incident and is working closely with police on their investigation. 

The Bridges referred to the victim as a "guest" 

The incident remains under investigation.