Jul. 23, 2014 2:44 am
Question
Welcome!
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Police: Suicide victim dismissed as prank

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:29 pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - No charges are expected to be filed after an apartment complex employee placed the body of a suicide victim in a dumpster, believing it to be an April Fool's joke.

According to St. Petersburg Police, a desk clerk at the Peterborough Apartments discovered the body of the 96-year-old victim in the parking lot around 4:30am Wednesday, but did not alert anybody of the body and returned to work.

The victim was a resident in the apartments and had left a suicide note before jumping out a 16th floor window.

Another employee arrived at 6:30am and saw the body, but was told it was a prank by the desk clerk.  That employee placed the body in a dumpster with the help of newspaper deliverers.

It wasn't until about 8:00am, when an apartment maintenance worker arrived, looked into the dumpster and realized the victim was not a mannequin, but human.

An investigation revealed that the victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, had been depressed and suicidal.

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.