Woman fatally falls out window in Central Islip

April 6, 2010 2:48:07 PM PDT
A woman plunged out of a window of a Central Islip building, and detectives believe the death was an accident. Like many of his neighbors, Joe Capellini was stunned to hear the news. The woman known as Roseanne plunged to her death after falling out of the window of her third-story apartment just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"She was such a loving person," he said. "Not a mean bone in her body, and we always cared for each other."

Police are investing what appears to be an accident, but the 50-year-old was legally blind, according to friends.

No one from the Court Plaza Senior Apartment complex on Hoppen Drive would comment on how the woman fell to her death, but those who live and work there are devastated.

Roseanne was pronounced dead at the scene.

Suffolk County police said their preliminary investigation indicates the death was an accident.