A 40-year-old Wall Street recruiter and mother of two young children fatally jumped from the roof of her Upper East Side building Monday morning, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed.
Lindsay Jacoby, who worked at Oppenheimer & Co as a wealth management recruiter and was previously employed by JPMorgan Chase & Co., jumped from the roof of 12 Henderson Place, near East 86th Street and Carl Schurz Park, shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday. Police say she was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
Neighbors told the Daily News that Jacoby's father discovered her body. "It was really harrowing," a neighbor told the tabloid. "He screamed and screamed. We thought he was having a heart attack."
Jacoby married Seth Jacoby, the CEO of Frame.com, in 2005, and the couple reportedly purchased their $4 million home in 2014. One neighbor told the NY Post he spotted Jacoby being taken into an ambulance outside the home two weeks ago. Another passerby cryptically observed that "there are demons everywhere" in the neighborhood.
Oppenheimer CEO Bud Lowenthal issued a statement regarding his employee's death. "While only with our firm for a short period, she will be greatly missed by those who worked with and knew her. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to her family during this difficult time," he said.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.