Stamford Police Department Lt. Diedrich Hohn, Commander of the Crimes Against Persons Bureau, confirmed the autopsy on 8-year-old Alexander Wu was being performed on Monday, but explained it was mostly a formality at this point.
"We're not expecting to find any signs of foul play," Hohn said. "After the investigation is complete, it looks like this will just be a tragic accident."
Wu was visiting his grandmother, Zhangin Qu, who resides at Rippowam Manon, when he fell from a 6th-floor window after accidentally pushing through the window screen while playing.
Qu returned with Wu's parents to their residence in New Providence, New Jersey following the incident, management and residents of the Manor confirmed.
A statement was posted inside the elevators of the building.
"Dear Neighbor, Zhangin Qu and Family,
All your neighbors and friends of Rippowam Manor feel your pain on the loss of Alexander Wu.
There are not enough words to express our sympathy for you and your family. May you find Peace in knowing we all care.
Sincerely, Gloria Blick, 9G
Past President of RM."
For now, the hallway is quiet. The window Wu fell from has been closed off using a length of wood with a silver handle attacked to it, wedged in a way that will prohibit the window from being opened.
Management at Rippowam Manor said "This is a devastating tragedy, our hearts break with the family, but we can not speak further on the event at this time."
Representatives from Charter Oaks Communities, the Stamford Housing Authority, did not return calls seeking comment.
The Stamford Police Department announced Sunday morning it would be investigating the death of Wu, who died from injuries sustained after a six-story fall.
Lt. Diedrich Hohn said the Bureau of Criminal Investigations would be handling the case.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012, police responded to reports of a child fall from the sixth floor or 11 W. North St., the Rippowam Manor apartment building. Officers arriving on scene found Wu unconscious.
He was transported to Stamford Hospital, where he later died from injuries sustained in the fall.
Police said witness statements described the boy playing with his sister in a hallway when he pushed against a window screen that gave way. Authorities also confirmed initial investigations point to this incident being a tragic accident.