The couple who jumped to their deaths from a 17-story New York City office building Friday morning, after struggling with debt, have been identified.
Chiropractor Glenn Scarpelli and his wife Patricia, ages 53 and 50, are the victims in the early morning suicide.
They lived close to Wall Street with their two children, Isabella, 20, and Joseph, 19.
But they traveled uptown, to Glenn’s recently closed chiropractic practice, just a block from the Empire State building, to commit suicide.
They jumped from a window of the ninth-floor office around 5:45am, dying as they fell on the hard asphalt of East 33rd Street, near Madison Avenue.
Police covered their bodies with white sheets when they arrived on the scene, shutting down the entire block to investigate.
The couple left behind suicide notes in a ziploc bag, detailing their ‘financial spiral’. A photo of Glenn’s note, obtained by the New York Post, shows part of the letter, with the full text obscured. However, parts of the note are visible, showing that he talks about how he and his wife ‘had everything in life’, but that they ‘can not live with’ their ‘financial reality’.
In the wife’s suicide note, she asked that their kids be taken care of.
DailyMail.com has learned that the Scarpellis had a history of financial problems and had been pursued for dozens of outstanding tax liens by federal and city authorities since at least 1998.
The bodies of the couple are pictured on the ground, covered in white sheets, after their fatal jump Friday morning +10
The bodies of the couple are pictured on the ground, covered in white sheets, after their fatal jump Friday morning
In suicide notes, the couple said that they had found themselves in a ‘financial spiral’. Above, their bodies on 33rd Street, near Madison Avenue
The couple jumped from a window in Glenn’s recently closed chiropractic practice. The office was located on the ninth floor of a 17-story building
Glenn Scarpelli had been pursued in federal court over failing to pay back a federal loan issued in 2000 for advanced medical education in 2013, having failed to make most payments over the course of more than a decade.
Public records showed that Glenn owed about $213,000 to the federal government and nearly $42,000 to the state in unpaid taxes dating back to 2003.
But they still managed to sent their two schools to private school, at the elite Loyola School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Tuition at the Jesuit-run Catholic school is $8,905 for the current year.
Both parents were active supporters of the school while the children attended it, taking part in organizing its annual benefit gala.
In Patricia’s suicide note, she asked that their children – 20-year-old Isabella and 19-year-old Joseph – be taken care of after they die. Above, the ninth floor window which they jumped out of +10