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St. Thomas student dies in fall from Minneapolis apartment

November 1, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a University of St. Thomas student who fell from a 10th floor apartment in Minneapolis during a Halloween party.

Authorities were called to the Bridges Apartments near the University of Minnesota just before 1 a.m. Thursday. Minneapolis Fire Department Assistant Chief Bryan Tyner says authorities found a woman who had fallen from the 10th floor.

St. Thomas in St. Paul identified the woman as first-year student Joia Simpson of Bayside, California.

The Star Tribune reports she was a visitor to the apartment.

A statement from St. Thomas said Simpson was interested in studying business, and that her family “wants people to remember her beautiful smile.”

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