HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 71-year-old Hackensack woman jumped to her death from the balcony of her 12th floor apartment building today.

According to a news release from the Hackensack Police Department, the woman plunged to her death shortly before 1 p.m. at her residence, Excelsior Two Apartments, a luxury apartment complex in the heart of Hackensack on Prospect Avenue. 

The victim sustained head trauma and was unresponsive as a result from the landing, police said. A good Samaritan performed CPR until police officers, firefighters, and ambulance personnel arrived to the scene. The victim was pronounced dead after being transported to a nearby hospital. City detectives are investigating the incident.