A former Brick resident who was the son of a longtime mayor jumped from a building in Manhattan with his wife Friday, ending their lives.
The suicidal jump claimed the lives of Glenn Scarpelli and his wife, Patrician Colant. Scarpelli, 53, was the son of former mayor Joseph C. Scarpelli.
The incident produced headlines in New York on Friday, with the New York Post reporting the couple left two suicide notes asking that their children be taken care of. A source said the couple was deeply in debt and facing federal tax liens.
The couple plunged to their deaths from a 17-story window at a building on 33rd Street between Park and Madison avenues, according to an NYPD spokesperson, while pedestrians were passing by at 5:45 a.m.
The tragic jump came after Scarpelli wrote a note titled, “We had a wonderful life.”
The couple had children ages 19 and 20, the Post reported. Scarpelli worked as a chiropractor in New York.