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Man Dies by Suicide at Downtown Santa Monica Parking Structure

Man jumps off Parking Structure 2 over the weekend

By Sam Catanzaro

Over the weekend a man died by suicide after jumping off a Santa Monica parking structure, the sixth suicide or suicide attempt at downtown parking structures since 2018.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on February 2 at approximately 10 a.m., SMPD responded to reports of a death by suicide at parking Structure #2 located at 1235 2nd Street. 

“Upon arrival officers discovered a male had jumped off the structure into the alley below. The male subject had no identification on his person,” said SMPD Lt. Candice Cobarrubias.

Police describe the deceased as white, in his late 40s to early 50s. 

The incident is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

This is the sixth time an individual has jumped or attempted to jump off a downtown Santa Monica parking structure since 2018.

On August 26 a man died by suicide by jumping off Parking Structure 2. In April 2019, a man died by suicide after jumping from the parking structure at Broadway Avenue and 4th Street Thursday. September 2018, a man jumped off Parking Structure 4 and in December 2018, a woman died after jumping off the same structure.

In September, police prevented an individual from jumping off a Parking Structure 3.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for a list of additional resources.

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