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Monday, 10 February 2014 11:30

Sister says ‘sleepwalk’

A 22-year-old woman died after she was reported to have  jumped from the second floor of a house in Morning Glory, Putik at dawn last Saturday.

Her elder sister said the deadly jump was caused by somnambulism or commonly called “sleepwalk.

Killed was Allexie Jean Columbres y Tubilla, single.

The incident was reported to the Divisoria Police Station by Roy Banning y Alido, 41, married, a barangay tanod of Putik around 1 a.m.

Ellen Grace Drapiza y Columbres, owner of the two-storey house, told the police that around 11 p.m. on Friday her sister Allexie Jean and their house helper were sleeping at the dining room located at the first floor

However before 1 a.m. on Saturday, Drapiza was awakened by the barking of the dog, which made her go to the window and peep outside. She was terified to see her sister bloodied and .lying on the concreted hallway outside the house.

Alexie Jean was rushed to the Western Mindanao Medical Center where she was declared dead on arrival.

A police report said that before the incident, Alexie Jean had dreams of her flying from a window.

Drapiza told the police that her sister’s death was caused by sleepwalking (somnambulism).

Here’s Wikipedia’s data on sleepwalking:

“Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism or noctambulism, is a sleep disorder belonging to the parasomnia family. Sleepwalkers arise from the slow wave sleep stage in a state of low consciousness and perform activities that are usually performed during a state of full consciousness. These activities can be as benign as sitting up in bed, walking to the bathroom, and cleaning, or as hazardous as cooking, driving, violent gestures, grabbing at hallucinated objects, or even homicide.

“Although generally sleepwalking cases consist of simple, repeated behaviours, there are occasionally reports of people performing complex behaviours while asleep, although their legitimacy is often disputed. Sleepwalkers often have little or no memory of the incident, as their consciousness has altered into a state in which it is harder to recall memories. Although their eyes are open, their expression is dim and glazed over.Sleepwalking may last as little as 30 seconds or as long as 30 minutes.”– Dan Toribio Jr.