Middle Aged Couple Jumps to Death After Getting Caught in ‘Financial Spiral’


A middle aged Manhattan couple, who were also parents, jumped to their death on Friday morning. They left suicide notes that claim they were in a ‘financial spiral’ and requested the their two children be take care of.

Fox News reports:

The bodies of 53-year-old chiropractor Glenn Scarpelli and his wife, 50-year-old, Patricia Colant, were found in the middle of the street on 33rd Street between Park and Madison avenues in Murray Hill after the pair jumped from the ninth-floor window of a 17-story corner office building on Madison Avenue at about 5:45 a.m., police said.

Glenn’s letter read, “WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE.” The note was found typed on a white piece of paper, tucked into his pocket.“Patricia and I had everything in life,” it said, but then continued on to speak about how they were caught in a “financial spiral” and they they “can not live with the financial reality.”

His wife’s suicide not said “in sum and substance,” she continued,  “Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them.’”

A law enforcement source at the scene told The Post that authorities at first believed that the couple struggled with health care costs. But an NYPD spokesman said later that there was no mention of medical-cost struggles in the notes.

The couple was allegedly deep in in debt. Once you are in, it is a very slippery slope and very hard to come back from. They are not the first to do something like this due to the overwhelming circumstances and they won’t be the last.

I do feel bad for their children who must now live without their parents. I pray that they did not see their parent’s bodies sprawled out on the ground.

A woman who works nearby who identified herself as Kazi said, “When I got here at 6:05 a.m., I walked by dead bodies on the ground,” she continued, “I was scared. I’ve never seen dead bodies before.”

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