A man was pronounced dead by police after his body was discovered Tuesday morning following what appears to be a willing jump from the Pitney Bowes headquarters building in Stamford.
According to Capt. Richard Conklin, the man had been reported missing Monday evening and police had been searching for the party, whom he declined to identify until next of kin had been notified.
"He was found this morning at around 9 a.m., apparently falling from a window," Conklin said. "We're investigating [the jump,] but is looks like an apparent suicide."
Conklin was unsure of the exact height, but estimated the fall to have occurred from as high as the eighth floor.
"We're looking into it, but we have not found a note," Conklin said. "We're looking in his office, there was a car left behind we're looking at. We're checking his phone messages. But right now, there did not appear to be anything out of the ordinary."
Conklin said the man's wife would have to identify the body, and police were waiting on her arrival.
The captain also said the public nature of the death is one of the only reasons the incident was made public, but noted there has been a tremendous uptick in the amount of people taking their own life in Stamford over the past year.
"I've never seen anything like it in my entire run," Conklin said. "The suicides here in the last year or so. There's many more than I ever remember. This is out in the public eye, but it happens a lot in a home."
Those who might need someone to talk to can call national suicide prevention hotlines at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).