Clarkstown Police Identify Woman In Apparent Mall Suicide

Police identify Bindu Mathew, 36, of Orangeburg as the woman who fell to her death on Christmas Eve.


Clarkstown Police have identified the 36-year-old woman who died in an apparent Christmas Eve suicide as Bindu Mathew from Orangeburg. 

According to police, video surveillance of the incident at the Palisades Center shows Matthew sat on top of the fourth floor railing and intentionally pushed herself over.

Police were called to the Palisades Center at about 10 p.m. on Monday, and recovered her body on the parking garage level.   

Editor's Note:  Police corrected spelling of last name to Mathew.

Marie Fillips December 30, 2012 at 09:48 PM
@riss1218 that is the most selfish thing I have ever heard. Imagine how these families feel and to see you complaining that a death ruined your shopping day? You should be ashamed of yourself.
CAN46 December 31, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Thank you @Marie Filips. @riss1218 you are just as selfish. You act like people that take their own life should be banned from the human race. They may have personal issues and its devastating that they chose this path instead of seeking help. You must live a very sheltered life if you don't realize that events like this happen all the time, and no, no one should have to experience to the physical act, but like @Tim, you too seem to be more concerned with having a joyful shopping experience than the fact that this poor woman is no longer living. Oh wait, maybe she should have chosen to go home and committ suicide.atbe she will send you letter apologizing. Instead of worrying that I didn't get my shopping done, I'd feel sad for this poor woman.
john simon January 02, 2013 at 01:47 AM
With the way the economy is it will be happening alot more
Dr. G January 13, 2013 at 02:23 AM
She was my first girlfriend and i was her first boyfriend. She was a funny, intelligent, a strong Christian believer. She loved arts and drew a lot as a child. She was caring and loving. She touched the hearts of all those she met. The room often went silent went she walked in. Sorry if she traumatized anyone's Christmas. GOD BLESS HER AND ALL THOSE SHE HELPED EVERY CHRISTMAS BEFORE.
Tyler Durden January 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Dr. G - Thank you for sharing this post with us. It's important to remember that those who die by suicide are people and should be remembered for the lives they lived, not how they died. www.afsp.org


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