Girl dies after fall from Makiki apartment building

Girl dies after fall from Makiki apartment building

By Jim Mendoza - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It marked the spot where a ten-year-old girl may have been when she fell.

No one saw but some neighbors heard.

"Like when you drop a TV or something. That's what it sounded like. That's what I thought it was," Kassie Quinsaat said.

Around 7:30 AM, Honolulu police responded to an emergency call at the Crown Thurston building at 1574 Thurston Avenue in Makiki.

"When the officers arrived the Fire department and the Emergency Medical Services personnel were already working on her," police Major Clayton Kau said.

Police said the child had landed in a grassy open area close to the staircase of the eleven-story building.

"There's a sidewalk and she was just between the bushes and a sidewalk. She was pretty close to the building," Kau said.

Emergency officials said she may have fallen fifty or sixty feet.

The girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She died a short time later.

"A good child. We're going to miss her very much," neighbor Theone Vredenburg said.

She said the girl's name is Anella. She lived on the fifth floor with her parents and a younger brother.

"We used to see her coming and going with her mother, helping her dad sometimes in the lobby because he's our building manager," Vredenburg said.

Some tenants said the staircase is used sparingly.

A neighbor in the building next door said she never sees children playing in the stairwell

Police want to know why the 10 year old was there.