I live on the 7th floor of a high rise apt bldg. As I was in my bedroom reading the paper I heard a loud "yelp" (as best as I can describe it) followed almost at the same time a loud thud. Didn't think nothing about it. Approximately 15 minutes later, went into the living room to put paper away when I heard a lot of commotion outside. Went on the patio & noticed crime scene tape around the front of the apt bldg. Low & behold, I looked to the left & saw a man stretched out below my bedroom window 7 stories down. I went & grabbed my iPod Nano & started taking a video of the scene. The following are snap shots of the videos I had taken.
Body is missing one shoe, shirt is around his neck & pants half way down. Note, body is splayed out. Not like in the movies or tv with one leg & one arm crocked. Body stayed uncovered for 2 hours.CSI started taking photos of the top of my building (12th floor). So either the man jumped from the roof, the 12th floor patio (which is hard to do) or from a bedroom window (no patios to block his fall).
Torrential thunderstorm began, so they decided to cover body with a white sheet. All the po-po got into their cars, some came into the bldg lobby to wait out the storm. Body laid in rain storm for 30 minutes & all the while blood (from head wound?) was seeping through sheet. Lawd knows what other evidence was washed away or got soaked.
After the 30 minute rain storm, cops taped & pieced together some garbage bags afterwards throwing it over the white sheet (to hide the blood & body?) More CSIs came on the scene 5 hours later, pronounced him dead, put body in back of truck, end of show. The coroner never did show up!
Will be back later when I find out why: #1 - It took CSI 5 hours to arrive on the scene of a suicide to remove the body? Was the coroner part of the townships budget cuts?
#2 - It took 2 hours to cover the body & only because it started to rain?
#3 - If the body fell from above my apt from a bedroom window, why didn't I see him? My bed is right next to the window!
The photos are actually larger showing better views of the body. I do not know how to do the "click to enlarge" thing.
I had to get the scoop from the witnesses.
The "jumper" was an unemployed man in his 40s who just found out he wasn't entitled to an extension and has cancer. He lived alone. From the 11th floor he climbed over the patio railing. Reason why I didn't see him "fly by" from my bedroom window. Usually at that time, I am reading the paper on my patio!
Info from management letter placed under my door this PM. No details will be released. We are all sadden by the "passing" of one of our community members. In response to tenants complaining about the "body" on display for over 5 hours: Due to budget cuts, township fired its coroner but kept the medical examiner. ME's do not come on crime scenes. In this particular case, there was no need for an ME to be present. Still does not explain why the body was on display for such a long time. **insert roll eyes**
I counted outside: 1 CSI guy, 3 detectives (you can tell because they were in plain clothes), 10 uniforms & 13 police vehicles not counting the 3 SUVs the detectives & CSI person arrived in. I do not know how many uniforms were inside the building. I did notice one of the detectives had a yellow legal pad taking notes. I assume the other detectives have photographic memory.
It was pretty interesting watching & filming the whole thing. Now I know what really goes on after a suicide during budget cuts.
The "jumper" was an unemployed man in his 40s who just found out he wasn't entitled to an extension and has cancer. He lived alone.
I blame the GOP for that one, they blocked the last extension. Plus cancer and going at it alone. Has got to hurt big time.
Due to budget cuts, township fired its coroner but kept the medical examiner. ME's do not come on crime scenes. In this particular case, there was no need for an ME to be present.
That is interesting, since we don't know if this guy jumped or was pushed? I would think there should be a investigative procedure, at lease by the police. Dust down his apartment, ask questions from neighbors, yada yada. MAybe that did happen?
I counted outside: 1 CSI guy, 3 detectives
I just did some looking on my own.
Coroner -vs- Medical Examiner (ME) <-- very interesting check it out.
CSI <-- no such thing --> aside from the TV show lore. Simply the CSI is really the ME doing their investigation.
I will say that, Yes, 5 hours is really ridicules long time
That is interesting, since we don't know if this guy jumped or was pushed?
CONFIRMED suicide/jumper. He landed directly on his back. He meant to die. Left a note. He lived alone. I've never seen him before. Unknown if he had any family living elsewhere. If he had any living nearby, they sure were not on the scene!
EDIT: Just found out it took a few hours to find out which apt he lived in. Windows here are all screened. Apparently quite a few tenants had removed their bedroom screens, so the po-po had to go to each floor that had missing bedroom screens. Reason why I didn't get a visit, as my screens are nailed into the sill. Got tired of loosing them during severe wind/rain storms.
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