The husband of an unnamed Australian diplomat was reported to have taken his own life on Monday, April 11, after jumping out of a New York high-rise in Manhattan, the second high-profile suicide in the area this year.

The unnamed man reportedly hurled himself out of his apartment on the 27th floor of his building on Fifth Avenue of Midtown Manhattan, eventually landing in an awning found on the 8th floor before being pronounced dead by police officers, according to the News Australia.

It is still unclear as of press time why the husband of the Australian diplomat, whose name has been kept from the press until the police can notify their family, killed himself, although a suicide note was found on the scene by police officers, the New York Post reported.

The police are still currently investigating the case and has not released any more information to the press as they continue probing the possible causes of the suicide event taking place. The family of the victim and the Australian government have yet to make a statement regarding the death as of press time.

This is not the first time this year that someone had killed themselves in Midtown Manhattan by jumping off a high-rise building: on Sunday, Jan. 30, former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst jumped out of a 60-story Manhattan building to her death, according to another New York Post article.

She herself has been largely public with her struggles with mental health and had posted about her attempts to make sure her wellness is taken care of, as well as doing interviews about the topic and how her routines had helped her mitigate it at the time.

The two suicides are unrelated to each other in everything except the area in which they occurred, the buildings being closely located to one another.

NYC High-Rise Apartments
An unnamed man, who is reportedly the husband of an Australian diplomat, was found dead in a Manhattan apartment building after they allegedly jumped off the 27th floor of a high-rise in order to kill themself. This is a representational image. Kurt Von/Unsplash.

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