EXCLUSIVE: Ex-US Marine, 91, jumps from luxury Manhattan apartment block just off Central Park
A 91-year-old man who fell from the 17th floor of a Manhattan luxury building has been identified as a former US Marine.
The body of Harold ‘Harry’ Tekel was found early Wednesday outside the 35-story apartment building, which overlooks Central Park.
His daughter Terri Grossman confirmed his identity to Newstimesuk.com.
‘Yes, we are incredibly sorry,’ he said when reached by phone on Wednesday.
Tekel was still married to Terry’s mother Rochelle, 88. They also share two other daughters.
Harold Tekel’s body was found early Wednesday outside the 35-story apartment building, which overlooks Central Park.
Tekel was still married to Terry’s mother Rochelle, 88. They also share two other daughters
Officials said they do not suspect foul play in the death
Police told Newstimesuk.com that he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said they do not suspect foul play.
A neighbor claimed the senior tried to do ‘something similar’ a few weeks ago, the New York Post reported.
Tekel’s daughter said she was still at the hospital with her mother as they dealt with the tragedy Wednesday afternoon.
A white tape covering the body was seen on the Seventh Avenue sidewalk.
Crews were seen clearing roads on the block and setting up a police cordon – as commuters made their way to work on busy Manhattan streets.
The building, 200 Central Park South, is one of Manhattan’s most desirable residences, as it faces all of the park to the north with one block of Columbus Circle to the west.
Tekel was a lieutenant in the US Marines
Authorities are seen inspecting the Manhattan building on Wednesday
It was built in 1963 and is home to 309 residences.
There is a rooftop observatory on the 34th floor – where people living in the building can enjoy 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.
Some apartments in the building – with six bedrooms and three bathrooms – are on the market for a staggering $11,500,000.
Other units, with two bedrooms, rent for $14,500 a month.
The building has also had notable former residents – including actresses Raquel Welch, Doris Roberts and television host Durward Kirby.
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