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Married Couple Jumps to Their Deaths From Midtown High-Rise, NYPD Says

By  Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | July 28, 2017 8:37am 

 Investigators recovered suicide notes Friday morning, an NYPD spokesman said.
Investigators recovered suicide notes Friday morning, an NYPD spokesman said.
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MIDTOWN — A married couple jumped to their deaths from a high-rise on East 33rd Street on Friday morning, saying in suicide notes that they were having financial problems, police said.

The 53-year-old man and 50-year-old woman leapt from the building at 29 E. 33rd St., where he worked as a chiropractor, near Madison Avenue about 5:40 a.m., an NYPD spokesman said.

The couple said in separate suicide notes that they'd been having money problems, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

“It appears to be financial difficulties clearly stated within the notes. We still have to go further. He stated a 'financial crisis' and that seems to be the issue," said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.

Witnesses said the couple cried out when they jumped.

"I heard a scream and saw two people coming down. I just heard, 'Ahh!' and saw them go down. They were maybe 5 feet apart," said Terry Kim, 49, who works at a nearby cafe.

They were pronounced at the scene, police said.

They're survived by their children, 19 and 20, police said.