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Man, 59, found dead hanging from Atlantic City hotel balcony

Man, 59, is found dead hanging from a rope tied to an upper floor balcony of 32-story Atlantic City hotel

  • Body was found hanging from balcony railing at Club Wyndham Skyline Tower in Atlantic City early Monday morning 
  • Deceased man identified only as 59-year-old resident of Plainsboro, New Jersey
  • Police lieutenant said there was no suspicion of criminal activity 
  • The 32-floor hotel was the site of a woman’s suspected suicide in 2016  

Police in New Jersey are investigating the death of a man who was found hanging from a balcony at an Atlantic City hotel on Monday.  

According to a press release from the Atlantic City Police Department, officers responded to the Club Wyndham Skyline Tower hotel just before 5.30am for a report of a body. 

The deceased man, described as a 59-year-old resident of Plainsboro, New Jersey, was discovered suspended from an upper-floor terrace.

A man’s body was found hanging from a balcony at Club Wyndham Skyline Tower in Atlantic City early Monday morning

Police were escorted to the room by hotel security guards and observed a rope tied to the balcony railing.

City firefighters were then summoned to the scene to remove the man’s body. 

Atlantic City police Lieutenant Kevin Fair told NJ.com there was ‘no belief of criminal activity’ related to the incident, which remains under investigation. 

The deceased man has not been publicly identified as of Tuesday evening.   

This is not the first time that the 32-story hotel on North Carolina Avenue has been the site of police activity: In 2016, a woman from New York died there after falling from the tower. 

Responding police officers observed a rope tied to the railing of an upper-floor balcony (not pictured)

Responding police officers observed a rope tied to the railing of an upper-floor balcony (not pictured)

Police said at the time the death appeared to be a suicide, reported the Press of Atlantic City.  

Anyone with information about Monday’s hanging death is being urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. 

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