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Rego Park Man Jumps to His Death As City Marshal Serves Eviction Notice

By  Natalie Musumeci and Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | August 4, 2014 5:19pm | Updated on August 4, 2014 6:18pm

 Police investigate the suicide of a Rego Park man on Aug. 4, 2014.
Police investigate the suicide of a Rego Park man on Aug. 4, 2014.
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REGO PARK — A Queens man being served an eviction notice by a city marshal jumped to his death Monday from the window of his apartment complex, police and building management said.

The 61-year-old man, whose identity has not yet been released, took the fatal plunge about 12:40 p.m. from the window of his Wetherole St. home, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

A social worker and a marshal knocked on the man's door between 12:30 and 12:40 p.m., but there was no answer, the building superintendent said.

"I started getting phone calls from other tenants telling me that someone jumped out the window," the super said.

Emergency responders found the man laying on the ground in the rear of the building, the spokeswoman said. He was pronounced dead the scene.

A neighbor who lives on the same floor said that the man was very solitary and seemed depressed most of the time.

"He kept to himself," said the neighbor, who would only give his first name as Peter. "He was a very nice man, very gentlemanly."

The Department of Investigations website says that city marshals only serve court ordered eviction notices following lengthy judicial processes over several months in housing court. 

There are no immediate indications that the marshals acted inproperly in executing the court order, sources said.