Body Washes Up Days After Man Jumps From The Verrazano

Source: Michael LoCascio via Wikimedia Commons

Police found a dead body floating in the water near Exit 3 off the Belt Parkway, five days after a man jumped from the Verrazano Bridge.

He was found unresponsive. When the emergency services team arrived, he was declared dead. The man has not yet been identified, however, police believe he may be the man that jumped Friday morning.

Police believe that the man abandoned his car on the Staten Island-bound side of the Verrazano’s lower level at about 11:40 a.m.

No motive has been released.

The suicide is just one in a string of several suicides in the past few months, according to


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