Last Updated on November 17, 2023, 4:35 am
Jonah Alexander Edwards, a 24-year-old Los Angeles man, jumped to his death off a Disneyland parking garage
Jonah Alexander Edwards, a 24-year-old Los Angeles, California man, jumped to his death off a Disneyland parking garage on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. He was the third person to commit suicide at the establishment in less than a year.
Who was Jonah Alexander Edwards?
Jonah Alexander Edwards was a promising young man enthusiastic about music, art, and adventure. He was a multi-talented individual. He was a singer and songwriter with a knack for creating original songs and bringing them to life with his talented voice. He shared his unique talents with the world on his YouTube channel. He loved drawing, painting, and photography and often presented his creations on his Instagram. He had an infectious smile and a kind, generous heart. He found immense pleasure in helping others in need. His tragic, untimely death has left his family and friends profoundly aggrieved and the community grappling with shock and sadness. All those who had the privilege to know him will always feel his absence.
What happened to Jonah Alexander Edwards?
According to Anaheim Police, Jonah Alexander Edwards, 24, was found dead on the ground of the Pixar Pals parking structure around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. The spokesperson of Anaheim Police, Jon McClintock, confirmed that Jonah Alexander Edwards had jumped from the Pixar Pals parking structure. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Orange County Coroner’s Office identified the victim. Disneyland officials have not released a statement regarding the tragic incident on their establishment’s premises. It is the third death by suicide on the property since December 2022.
The heart-wrenching incident caused heavy police activity, leading to a partial closure of the Pixar Pals parking structure, resulting in inconvenience for the visitors returning from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The visitors had to be redirected to the Mickey and Friends parking lot.
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