Manhattan couple jumped to their deaths in struggling to pay their doctors bills. They left their suicides notes in their pockets demanding that their two children’s be cared for, a law enforcement source told the Post.
The dead bodies of 50 years old woman and 53 years old man found in the middle of the street between Park and Madison avenues in Murray Hill. They jumped at about 5:45, from the 9th floor window of a 17-story corner office on Madison avenue, according to police.
A suicide note found in woman pocket, she wrote “in sum and substance, Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them,” source said.
Other suicide note that found in man pocket start with “we had a wonderful life.”
“Patricia and I had everything in life,” read the note, which touched on the couple’s “financial spiral” and how “we can not live with” the “financial reality.”
A line of note contained effective words “we both have medical issues, we just can’t afford the health care.”
Workers of that area were stunned after seeing this tragic incident.
A woman who identified herself as Kazi, working at the nearby 7-Eleven store said “When I got here at 6:05 a.m., I walked by dead bodies on the ground,”.
She said, “I was scared. I’ve never seen dead bodies before”.
The identities of both victims were not immediately released.
According to another worker statement who works at the building next door said when he heard the police sirens, he looked out the window and saw two dead bodies.
“Insane” said this man. He identified himself as Harry.
The parents’ tragic deaths come at a time of national debate on health care reform.