Police stand guard in Place de la Republique following the series of deadly attacks in Paris, November 15, 2015..
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A 67-year-old Jewish woman from Paris was hurled to her death from the window of her third-floor apartment overnight on Monday. According to the daily, Paris-based publication Le Parisien, the woman was found lifeless at 4:30 a.m. outside the back entrance to her apartment building situated in the French capital's 11th quarter.
Police have apprehended a main suspect who they believe carried out the murder. The man, aged 27, was the victim's neighbor and is familiar to French authorities, who interrogated him on Tuesday. He has been sent to a psychiatric examination in order to rule out any mental condition.
CRIF, the umbrella organization for the Jewish community and its different groups in Paris, has extended its condolences to the victim's family and promised to continue to accompany them throughout the ensuing investigation. "We accompany the family and the loved ones [of the deceased] in its communications with police and the judicial system. The CRIF is taking part in all the steps to shed light on this sad event and to support the family."
The suspect's motive for the act has yet to be determined, and was not defined as a hate crime by police hereto far.