A 67-year-old retiree jumped to his death from his 24th-floor Fort Lee high-rise apartment over the weekend, authorities confirmed.
An employee at the Century Towers building on Parker Avenue near the George Washington Bridge found the victim’s body after hearing a loud noise outside around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Fort Lee Police Capt. Ricky Mirkovic said.
“Investigation into the incident showed no signs of foul play,” Mirkovic said, adding that the death was ruled a suicide.
Authorities had been unable to identify any next of kin, the captain said.
Responders included Fort Lee police and Volunteer Ambulance Corps members, paramedics from Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification, which collected evidence.
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