An elderly man who served in the United States Marines leaped to his death from a 35-story residential building in New York City.
Harold “Harry” Tekel, who was 91 years of age at the time of his death, lept from the 17th floor of his high-rise, which overlooks Central Park.
The incident was first reported on Wednesday after Tekel’s body was discovered on the sidewalk.
For some time, the Marine veteran was left on the sidewalk covered in a shroud as police investigated the incident.
Tekel was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and had served sometime during the Korean War era.
A local resident claimed that the veteran had attempted to go out the window before, and no foul play is suspected as of right now.
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Tekel’s daughter, Terry Grossman, told the Daily Mail that her family was distraught.
“Yes, we’re incredibly sad,” she said.
Tekel’s wife, with whom he had two daughters, is still alive and was last reported to be at the hospital.
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