Palos Hills Suicide Case, A Man Died by Apparent Suicide at ComEd Tower

Last Updated on December 15, 2023, 7:01 am

Illinois: A 40-year-old Man Allegedly Committed Suicide by Hanging in Public; Palos Hills Police Investigates

ComEd Tower Suicide Incident
ComEd Tower (Image via Upto)

The community of Palos Hills, Illinois, is grappling with shock as a 40-year-old man died by apparent suicide in public at ComEd Tower Thursday morning, December 14, 2023.

What happened at ComEd Towere in Illinois?

According to the Police, a 40-year-old man hanged himself from Commonwealth Edison Tower near 78th Avenue and 101st Street. Police, fire department agencies, and a ComEd Crew responded. Deputy Chief Tony Carroccio said in an email to local news outlet Patch that Palos Hills Police “are confirming a suicide with the (Cook County) medical examiner.”

According to Cook County Medical Records, the victim, identified as a 40-year-old Wheaton man, was pronounced dead at around 8:21 a.m. The cause and manner of death will be announced once the investigations conclude.

Were there any witnesses?

The North Palos Dist. 117 Superintendent Jeannie Stachowiak and Conrady Junior High Principal Adrienne Muniz informed that parent that a small number of Conrady students unfortunately “witness the result of a suicide on their way to school.”

“This incident… did not occur on school grounds. All students’ families that were on (the) bus that directly witnessed this situation were contacted via phone directly by me this morning,” Muniz wrote in her message. She also assured the parents that social workers would be available to support students.

False reports began circulating that the victim was a Stagg High School student, which was untrue.  Assistant Principal Mary Pat Carr said, “The Palos Polis has informed us there is no connection between the deceased person and Stagg. We were very saddened to hear about this and will support any of our students who are feeling this impact in our community.” The identity of the victim has not been released.

Suicide prevention helpline

If you or someone you love is in danger, call 911. If you need to talk to someone, text, call, or chat at 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. It provides a free, confidential conversation with trained counselors 24 hours daily. You can also contact the Crisis Text Lines by texting HOME to 741-741.

You can also contact JEDs Mental Health Resource Center, which helps you manage your emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in your life. If you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and need support specialized to your needs, you can contact The Trevor Project at 1-886-488-7386 or text them at 678-678.


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