Wife of British diplomat plunges to death in NYC

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Posted: May 22, 2011 1:00 PM
Wife of British diplomat plunges to death in NYC

The wife of a British diplomat has died in an apparent suicide plunge from the roof of her New York City apartment building.

Police say 46-year-old Catherine Hurd jumped from the rooftop of her building on East 84th Street in Manhattan early Saturday.

She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Hurd's husband, Thomas, is a member of the British Mission to the United Nations.

The New York Post reports that neighbors described Catherine Hurd as a happy mother of five.

She was set to return home to England next week when her husband's mission ended.