Reuters reports that a man apparently jumped to his death today from the 14th floor of the Disneyland Hotel at the world-famous amusement park in Southern California. “Right now it is certainly looking like a suicide,” Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez told Reuters. “He was seen leaping off the balcony.”

Martinez said the man, who was in Anaheim on business and appears to be in his 30s or 40s, also left evidence in the room that suggested it was a suicide.

“He was sharing a room with another male associate and for some reason he went out on the balcony and all indications are that it was an intentional act, a suicide,” Martinez said.”

How sad that this would happen in “the happiest place on Earth,” a destination that for so many allows them to escape the realties of the world around us, at least for a short span of time.

I was also thinking what a haunting memory that would be for some young child to witness a man jumping to his death while visiting the Magic Kingdom. The story does not indicate how many people may have witnessed this tragedy, but one can only hope witnesses did not include young children.

This story will most likely unfold over the coming days.


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