Wagswoofs – Tom Cooper, a highly successful sales agent for Douglas Elliman, had the incredible opportunity to oversee the closing of an impressive $18.5 million brownstone in Greenwich Village last November.
Vincent Scaldaferri, an eyewitness who works at the neighboring building, observed the incident unfold.
According to the New York Post, a neighbor shared that they had spent Christmas Eve with Cooper and he described it as the best Christmas Eve he had ever experienced.
Scaldaferri expressed to the paper that he was deeply disturbed by the sights he witnessed.
“It’s been absolutely devastating… absolutely devastating to witness somebody’s tragic fall and the loss of a life like that,” he expressed with deep sorrow.
The police at the scene reported that Cooper had left a suicide note.
Cooper lived in Manhattan for a number of years. He is originally from California and attended UC Berkeley, as mentioned in his brokerage bio.
Cooper recently shared a picture of himself standing next to a beautifully decorated Christmas tree.
He took to Facebook on Saturday to share, “In the stunning lobby of the Police Building at 240 Centre St!”
Several months ago, a string of suicides occurred at buildings in New York City. Within a span of just one week this summer, three men tragically chose to end their lives by jumping from these structures.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide or dealing with suicidal thoughts, there is support available round the clock through the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Remember, you are not alone.