March 5, 2014

Spring Street Death an Apparent Suicide

The body of a 23-year-old man believed to have jumped to his death from the roof level of the Spring Street Parking Garage was found by a police officer early Tuesday morning. The victim’s vehicle was parked on the top level of the garage.

“At 6 a.m., one of our patrol officers came across an unresponsive male on Spring Street,” said Princeton Police Captain Nicholas K. Sutter on Tuesday. “The officer began life-saving measures but it became apparent that the man was deceased. We are operating under the assumption that this was a suicide and that the man jumped from the roof of the Spring Street Garage. Our investigations have shown that he entered the garage and drove to the top level, where his vehicle was found.”

Captain Sutter said that the man was a resident of Princeton, but was not enrolled at or affiliated with Princeton University. While the identity of the man was known to police as of Tuesday afternoon, it will not be released until his relatives are notified.

Asked whether there were any signs of alcohol, Captain Sutter said, “There was nothing at the scene to indicate that alcohol was involved, but we will need to do a lot more investigating over the next day or two in order to say more.”

Spring Street was closed for approximately two hours Tuesday morning while police dealt with the incident.