A husband and wife have shocked people by jumping from the 9th floor of their office building leaving behind a suicide note.
A broke Manhattan chiropractor and his wife jumped to their deaths from an office building on Friday leaving suicide notes describing how they ‚Äúcannot live with‚ÄĚ their ‚Äúfinancial reality,‚ÄĚ law-enforcement sources said.
The NYPost revealed that Glenn Scarpelli, 53, and Patricia Colant, 50 ‚ÄĒ who had carted trash bags filled with belongings from their home to the curb Thursday ‚ÄĒ leaped at around 5:45 a.m. from the ninth floor of the Madison Avenue building where they worked.
Their bodies were later found in the middle of East 33rd Street in Murray Hill with a suicide note and ID in a plastic baggie in each of their pockets.
Scarpelli titled his typed suicide note, ‚ÄúWE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE.‚Äô‚Äô
‚ÄúPatricia and I had everything in life,‚ÄĚ the dad of two wrote.
But the note took a dark turn, describing the couple‚Äôs ‚Äúfinancial spiral,‚Äô‚Äô sources said.
Colant‚Äôs letter included contact information for family and friends and instructed that a specific person notify their children about their deaths, a law-enforcement source said.
‚ÄúI just don‚Äôt understand why this would happen, why they would do this to their kids,‚ÄĚ said Adam Lamb, a fellow chiropractor who was friends with the couple for 16 years.
Records show the couple, who lived in the Financial District, were drowning in debt and slammed with dozens of tax liens from both the federal and state government. But ‚ÄúI feel like there‚Äôs something else going on,‚ÄĚ Lamb said.‚ÄúEven with all that debt, it still doesn‚Äôt make sense.‚Äô‚Äô
Steve Bogan, a relative of the couple, called their double suicide ‚Äúvery shocking.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúRight now, everybody‚Äôs in a daze,‚ÄĚ he said. The couple, described by several friends as warm, doting parents, leaves two children ‚ÄĒ Joseph, 19, and Isabella, 20 ‚ÄĒ who recently graduated from the Upper East Side‚Äôs Loyola HS, where tuition is nearly $38,000 a year.
Last year, Joseph said in a school speech that his parents once gave him advice on how to cope if he lost ‚Äúeveryone I love.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI am going to share with you some advice given to me by my own parents when I was younger,‚ÄĚ Joseph told his Loyola classmates at a morning assembly in March 2016.
‚ÄúMy parents repeatedly told me that I could wake up one day and lose everyone I love, but no one will ever be able to take away my faith.‚ÄĚ
Joseph attends the University of Miami School of Business Administration, while his sister is enrolled at St. Edwards University in Texas, according to the high school‚Äôs alumni magazine.
‚ÄúThey were both beautiful people,‚ÄĚ said a former Loyola student who is friends with Isabella. ‚ÄúThey were a big Italian family, always inviting people over for the Festival of the Seven Fishes.
“They were always involved in school.
‚ÄúTheir kids didn‚Äôt know anything about their financial problems,‚ÄĚ she added. ‚ÄúNone of us did. He seemed like he loved his job.‚ÄĚ
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