Authorities say the lawyer who plunged to his death in Manhattan yesterday morning committed suicide.
The New York Post reports that people who worked at 45-year-old Leonard Morton's law firm knew something had been troubling him recently. "For the past week something was definitely wrong with him," receptionist Juan Diaz admitted. "Usually he comes in and says hello and asks me how I’m doing. But for the past week he never said anything."
Neighbors of the Upper West Side resident said the death of both of his parents, as well as his recent separation from his wife had taken a toll on Morton. "He lost his mom and dad within a very short period," a neighbor told the Post. "I know that was very hard on him. He was very upset."
Before beginning his two-attorney practice, Morton reportedly worked as an administrative law attorney for New York City and served as a captain for the New York Army National Guard Judge Advocate General Corps. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, Morton studied law at Fordham University.
[via New York Post]