Update: Neighbor testifies they heard screaming just before the ‘jumps’.
Very early yesterday morning (Friday, the 28th), a well known holistic Manhattan doctor and his wife jumped to their deaths, allegedly leaving typed, double suicide notes in their pockets in ziplock bags. (You get to decide how you feel about that. Also, can you think of the last time the news published a picture of a suicide note? Me either. Not cool).
They were found on the street shortly before 6am by a shocked woman who worked at a nearby store.
At the bottom of the page you will find a link to their children they left behind who were upstairs when they allegedly jumped from their deaths from the holistic clinic building in Manhattan.
We find it interesting and sad that the few mainstream outlets who reported the news initially stated that they had killed themselves over Obamacare (I’m so sure)…then we watched some of the headlines change (ours never did) as they switched the narrative to say it was because of financial woes.
One of the initial headlines (which was commonplace) as many scrambled to change their titles:
And the news actually PUBLISHED one of their suicide notes?? Since when do they do that?
A suicide note recovered by police Seth Gottfried
“The bodies of 53-year-old famed chiropractor Dr. 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, whose office was on the same floor of the building where the couple jumped, titled the suicide note found in his pocket, “WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE.” It was typed on a piece of white paper.”1
His wife also had a suicide note in her pocket asking that someone take care of their children who were upstairs.
And speaking of their children, what – do you suppose- was the reason they would leave their children and jump to their deaths? Debt. They were in debt. Allegedly.
Those who were in the area after the couple jumped were stunned. One woman who works at a nearby 7-Eleven said, “When I got here at 6:05 a.m., I walked by dead bodies on the ground. I was scared. I’ve never seen dead bodies before.”2
We don’t know much else at this time but we had many friends in common with Dr. Scarpelli and our heart goes out to their family and friends. We will update you as soon as more information becomes available.
HERE IS THE GOFUND ME for the kids – we always share these for the families and thank the thousands who have donated because of them – XO Erin