February 4, 1996 in Nation/World

Mother, Daughter Plunge To Deaths

Compiled From Wire Services

A woman who said she wanted to show her 6-year-old daughter the view from the top of a 22-story office building had planned a “suicide ritual” that led to their death plunge, police said Saturday.

Michele L. Blick, 35, and Jahmai M. Blick, died Friday, their bodies found on a street near One Arizona Center. The two rode an elevator to a floor near the roof, then climbed unnoticed up a ladder and hatchway to get outside, Sgt. Mike Torres said.

Investigators said it was a “preplanned suicidal ritual,” Torres said.

Blick’s former husband said they were embroiled in a child-support case involving the girl.

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