The husband of an Australian diplomat reportedly jumped to his death from a 42-story condominium in New York City after leaving a suicide note on Monday.
The 31-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, jumped around 5:30 pm from the 27th floor of a luxury building across from the Empire State Building by West 33rd Street, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
The man reportedly landed on an eighth-floor awning and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man, whose name is being withheld pending family notification, left behind a suicide note, the sources told the Post.
No other details regarding his death or identity were released as of early Tuesday morning.
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Pictured: the body of an unidentified 31-year-old man, who sources said was a husband of an Australian diplomat
Medical Examiner officers carry the man’s body into an emergency vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene
The suspected suicide comes as others have also jumped to their death in New York City this year, including former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst.
Kryst, 30, was a lawyer and also worked as a correspondent for the entertainment show Extra. She jumped from a skyscraper in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in January.
She won the Miss USA pageant in 2019, using her platform to speak out about social and criminal justice reform.
Kryst, who had an apartment on the ninth floor of the luxury building on West 42nd Street, leaped from the 29th floor of the 60-story high-rise around 7:15am and was found dead on the snow-covered sidewalk.
Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst, 30, was found dead after jumping from a New York City skyscraper
NYPD officers cordoned off scene where Kryst’s body was found after the former beauty queen jumped to her death from luxury building on 42nd Street
Just in March, a 33-year-old woman was killed after she jumped off an overpass onto a busy four-lane road, where she was fatally struck by an SUV driver who did not stop.
Police said the unidentified woman leapt from the East 135th Street overpass above Harlem River Drive around 10 am and was struck by a white SUV traveling northbound.
When authorities arrived on scene they found her unconscious, unresponsive and had suffered trauma to her body.
Police said the unidentified woman leapt from the East 135th Street overpass above Harlem River Drive around 10am and was struck by a white SUV traveling northbound
A 33-year-old woman was killed after she jumped off an overpass onto a busy four-lane New York City road, where she was fatally struck by an SUV driver who did not stop
And just last week, a New York Supreme Court justice killed himself days after cops raided his house as his ‘really close’ friend – the nephew of Buffalo’s alleged top mob boss – faced federal charges of sex trafficking and bribery.
John L. Michalski, 61, was found dead at his home near Buffalo last Tuesday morning, his lawyer says. The circumstances of his death remain unclear.
Authorities raided Michalski’s home on March 24. Law enforcement sources told The Buffalo News they were looking for evidence of tax crimes and that various other state agencies were looking into his professional and personal conduct.
Michalski tried to kill himself February 2021 by lying on train tracks in the middle of the night. He was hit by a freight train but survived with a serious leg injury.
That suicide attempt was the same day his friend, strip club owner Peter Gerace Jr., was arrested in Florida on charges including conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, maintaining a drug involved premise and bribing a federal drug enforcement agent.
The jumper reportedly plunged from the 27th floor of 325 Fifth Avenue, pictured, and landed on an awning located on the eighth floor
First responders arrive at the scene around 5:30 pm on Monday after a man jumped to his death in Midtown Manhattan
Police investigating the man’s death after his apparent suicide early Monday evening
Michalski knew Gerace for decades and had done legal work for him. In 2006, he wrote a letter to a federal judge asking for a lower sentence after Gerace was convicted of wire fraud in connection with a telemarketing sweepstakes business.
The judge was named an acting state Supreme Court justice in 2006. He made $210,900 a year, according to a state salary database.
He is survived by his wife Susan and four adult children, one son and three daughters.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling.
You can also dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.