A mother has told of her shock at discovering a body in bushes outside her World's End Estate flat in Chelsea.
Lisa Dunnigan spotted the dead man in under-growth below the balcony of her second-floor flat in Ashburnham Tower, on the World's End Estate, King's Road.
The man, who was in his early 40s, is believed to have fallen to his death at some point between 6pm last Wednesday, and 7.15am on Thursday - when Ms Dunnigan found the body.
After initially treating the death as suspicious, officers later said they believed he had either killed himself or had fallen accidentally.
Ms Dunnigan was the first to find the corpse, minutes after she had woken her children up to go to school. Police then swarmed through the estate, covering the scene with a blue tarpaulin and quizzing residents about what they had seen and heard.
She said: "I was having a cigarette and a cup of tea on the balcony. I looked down and I could see one trainer sticking out of the bush, and then another a little further away. Then I could see the rest of the body, from the neck down.
"I was in shock, so I rang my friend and said 'I think there's a body downstairs'. She told me I had to call the police, which I knew I had to do, but I was in such a panic I wasn't thinking clearly.
The mother-of-two also remembered hearing a loud thud outside her building on the Wednesday at around 6.30pm.
But it was only the following morning that she realised this could be linked to the discovery.
Nedal Alsoub, 40, who has lived on the estate for two and a half years, heard about the death when taking his children to school, at about 8.30am on Thursday. He said: "I saw lots of police cars around and I asked a police officer what had happened. They told me somebody had fallen from the tower block and died, which was quite a shock."
The man will be officially identified when next of kin have been informed.
Police officers said they do not believe he lived on the estate, but came from the surrounding area.