In July it was reported a woman fell
from a balcony after attempting to reenter the apartment. The screen door was stuck and when it finally broke free she fell backwards off the balcony to her death. She fell just 20 to 25 feet onto the lawn below. Tom Alex reporter.
"Shannon Faye Potts was a 2008 graduate of Grinnell High School and attended Marshalltown Community College. She worked at Applebee's Restaurant on Merle Hay Road."
Obituary for Shannon Faye Potts, from DesMoinesRegister.com
You might think these types of falls from buildings are an unusual occurrence, but they happen more often than most people are aware. At least four young children have fallen from windows
in Des Moines this year, one died. See Child falls from Des Moines window; forth incident in city this year, August 16, 2011, story
reported by Regina Zilbermints.
KCCI story link
with video clip.