A 91-year-old former Marine jumped to his death from a New York City luxury high-rise condominium on Wednesday.
Terry Tekel, the daughter of Harold Tekel, told the Daily Mail in an exclusive report, “Yes, we are incredibly sad.”
The New York Post reported that Tekel jumped from the 17th floor of the 35-story building overlooking Central Park at approximately 7:00 a.m.
According to the police, he was declared deceased at the site.
No suspicious activity was suspected.
In fact, police said Tekel “had apparently attempted ‘something similar’ a couple of weeks ago,” the Post reported.
“The building, 200 Central Park South, is one of the most desired residences in Manhattan, as it impressively faces all of the park to the north with Columbus Circle one block to the west,” according to the Daily Mail.
The building’s apartments can be purchased for up to $11.5 million, and some of the lesser units rent for $14,500 per month.
The Mail reported that the building has been home to a number of notable individuals, including actresses Raquel Welch, Doris Roberts, and television host Durward Kirby.
Tekel and Rochelle, his 88-year-old wife, resided in the building.
The Daily Mail reported that Wednesday morning commuters passed the scene, where a white cloth covered the body as it rested in a cordoned-off section of Seventh Avenue.
Tekel’s daughter told the outlet that her father was “always compassionate, optimistic and always kind with an incredible sense of the humorous.”
According to the report, she frequently posted Veteran’s Day and other tributes to his father, expressing her pleasure in his service.
Police told the Post that shortly before Tekel’s death on Wednesday, around 4:30 a.m., another person leapt to his death from the sixth floor of an adjacent building.
This individual was only identified as a 66-year-old male.
The Post listed suicide resource information for those struggling with suicidal ideation or other mental health issues, including the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (988).