A 56-year-old took time to pray before falling to her death from the ninth floor of the Salak Selatan PPR flats on Sunday.
Kosmo reported that Choo Siew Wah could not settle a RM3,000 debt and was distressed.
Choo had also borrowed money from neighbours and other flat residents.
A resident who declined to be named said: “After praying outside her house she went back inside, but no one noticed her coming out to jump off the building.”
Choo's husband was cleaning vegetables in the kitchen at the time when he heard a loud thud.
“He came running out to see his wife lying on the ground,” the resident told reporters.
“A few months ago, she had attempted suicide but failed as neighbours had stopped her,” she said.
Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohan Singh Tara Singh classified the case as sudden death.
The body was sent to University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for post-mortem.