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Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Man jumped from DC building

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

D.C. police say they have found the body of a man who jumped from a building near the Marriott hotel at 9th and F streets NW Tuesday morning. The body was found in an alley in the 900 block of F Street at about 8:45 a.m.

Detectives are investigating to try to determine from which building the man jumped.

By Allison Klein  | February 8, 2011; 10:07 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District  
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Splat.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | February 8, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Splat.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | February 8, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Is there an echo in here?

Is there an echo in here?

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | February 8, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

i can't believe what i am reading here during the time someone committed suicide. this is very sad and our hearts go out for the family members of this person who died, no matter if they did wrong in this life or not, it is still sad.

Posted by: marycom | February 8, 2011 6:22 PM | Report abuse

marycom, the above comments are inane and meaningless and should not be overanalyzed.

My experience with suicide is that people very often don't care and/or ignore obvious warning signs until somebody is dead.

I have prevented a suicide before; however, most people really don't give a damn, sadly. I have also attempted suicide half a dozen times with ever-increasing effectiveness. I'm not alone in this experience. Life goes on. This unfortunate guy is at peace now; hope he found some fulfillment during his life.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | February 8, 2011 6:40 PM | Report abuse

more details would be nice, like how the police can determine that the victim committed suicide. Even basic details are nowhere to find, like the names of the detectives concluding this is a suicide. Not even the hint of skepticism one might expect from a journalist reporting on an apparent suicide when the police don't even know from which building the victim fell from. thanks, wapo.

Posted by: smart-aleck | February 8, 2011 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Suicides are largely ignored by journalists and treated as very run-of-the-mill, unless there is an unusual component to the story (famous person, bizarre method, disruption of many others' daily routines, and so forth).

While many of us are troubled by strange deaths and understandably wish to pursue explanations of foul play, accidents, etc., suicides are very common and most apparent suicides are, in fact, suicides.

Family members and friends who are deeply in denial about a suicide are often the ones to pressure authorities to classify the cause of death as undetermined or accidental.

Suicide is very real. There are suicidal people everywhere; luckily many survive attempts. This kind of act is very hard to survive. I've known one person who survived a suicide jump (from an overpass) and her body is almost wrecked now. I'm guessing the height jumped wasn't nearly as great as in this case.

RIP, anonymous tormented soul.

??? - Feb. 7/8, 2011

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | February 9, 2011 8:50 AM | Report abuse

he would not have jump if his life was fulfilled. i do understand life and death after lousing six of my babies to murder and had a hit put and rape and shot and stab, etc. yes, i do understand where you are coming from FedUpinMoCo. even my own daughter and brother tried that but decide to live. the world is getting worse and i am not surprise about more suicides to come.

Posted by: marycom | February 10, 2011 5:05 PM | Report abuse

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