Authorities have yet to understand why a successful Manhattan jewelry designer, Robin Rotenier jumped out of his luxury high rise apartment and commit suicide.
Cops tell Rotenier, 51 circa 12.30pm Tuesday afternoon used a hammer to smash out the window of his tenth floor Upper West side apartment before leaping out.
No suicide note was left, leaving cops little clues why the successful designer was so adamant about killing himself.
He specialized in cufflinks and his jewelry is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
Signature pieces included $9,800 gold cufflinks inset with a ruby.
In 2006, the Fashion Institute of Technology awarded Robin Rotenier the Mortimer C. Ritter Award, one of the highest honors given out by the Alumni Associate.
The building from which Rotenier jumped at 752 West End Avenue at West 97th Street in Manhattan comes outfitted with a doorman, a pool and a private gym for residents.
A one bedroom apartment in the building rents for about $3,350.
It has yet to be disclosed if anyone witnessed the death or if the man was involved in a relationship or had possibly being under the influence.