A friend said Oksana had become even more depressed and suicidal on the medication (Image: Oksana Patchin/Facebook)
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A mother was reportedly weaning herself off medication after her divorce before she jumped from a building with her five-year-old daughter.
Oksana Patchin, 39, leapt from Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, clutching little Olivia Patchin in her arms on Sunday at around 1.30pm.
Both were rushed to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital where they were pronounced dead, police have said.
The distressed mum was reportedly prescribed three drugs after separating from her husband in the summer,
Her heartbroken mother “Anna” said Oksana had been breaking the pills into smaller pieces to try to stop taking them, she told the New York Post.
Oksana Patchin, 39, and her daughter Olivia, pictured, dropped 12 stories on Sunday
(Image: Oksana Patchin/Facebook)
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Anna said: “She was taking less and less", but revealed she did not know what drugs her daughter was ingesting, but believed one of them was a sleep aid that she took after becoming depressed over the split.
A friend said she was taking Klonopin and Trazpsychiatrist for panic attacks and anxiety spells – however believed the drugs made her more depressed and even suicidal.
Police sources and shocked residents said the mum was visiting her friend in the building when she jumped.
Sources told the New York Post Oksana asked her friend for the key card to the roof saying she wanted to show her daughter the rooftop view.
Police at the scene of the tragedy in Manhattan, New York
(Image: Peter Gerber)
Oksana jumped from the 12 storey building on Sunday
(Image: Peter Gerber)
But once they were on the roof, cameras captured the mum pacing around, before climbing over a safety gate, picking up her daughter and leaping off, a source claims.
A resident said: “It’s very, very disturbing. It really shook me up that it happened."
Oksana’s social media profiles say she is a native of Ukraine and later studied accounting in New York.
Police says she divorced her husband over the summer and had been living with her mum.
Sources says she did not leave suicide note.
The city's Administration for Children’s Services said it was investigating Olivia's death.
An ACS spokesperson said: “Our top priority is protecting the safety and welfare of all children in New York City.
“We are investigating this case with the NYPD.”