UPDATE: Man High on Mushrooms Jumps to his Death from South Downtown Residence Building

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January 02, 2013 11:20


The Oregon State Medical Examiner has identified the man who died early New Year's Day as 21-year-old Nicholas Ian Sylvester.

Mr. Sylvester's family has been notified of his death.



This morning, Tuesday January 1, 2013, at 2:36 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to 301 Southwest Lincoln Street on the report of a man who jumped from the 11th floor of the Lovejoy Fountain Tower.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the adult male was deceased at the scene.

Officers contacted friends of the man in a residence on the 11th floor and learned that he'd been attending a party earlier and that he'd told people that he'd consumed mushrooms.

Witnesses told police that without warning, the man leaped from the 11th floor of the building.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is working to positively determine the man's identity and notify family.



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