The man’s body would be discovered on a third floor balcony of neighboring Michelangelo Hotel near the Rockefeller center.
At the time of the man’s death, Hodgetts, a tax specialist for Ernst and Young based in Birmingham had been on a business trip when he plunged from a corporate apartment he had been staying at.
Offered a NYPD spokesperson: ‘Officers were called at about 8.29am to the Michelangelo Hotel to reports a man had jumped to his death.
‘His body was found on the third floor balcony of the hotel and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
‘Detectives from the mid-district precinct contacted his family and we are not treating the incident as suspicious.
‘It is being treated as suicide and there are no further investigations into the matter at this stage.’
In a statement, the man’s employer, Ernst and Young said: ‘We are very saddened to hear of the death of our colleague, Duncan Hodgetts.
‘The matter is being investigated by the New York Police Department and they can expect our full cooperation.
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Duncan’s family, friends and colleagues.’
Pursuant to their son’s death, family members in Shirley, West Midlands would tell, ‘It is all too raw at the moment.’
Offered a neighbor, who did not wish to be named: ‘He was such a lovely man and was driven by his work.
‘You would see him come home at all hours but he always had a smile on his face and made time for you.’
Whilst another neighbor told: ‘I’m completely shocked. I have children the same age and my son grew up with him.
‘I was just thinking the other day that I hadn’t seen him in a while.
‘He was such a lovely young man. Very quiet and very polite. I don’t know if he had any children but as far as I know he wasn’t married.’
A cursory regard of Duncan Hodgett’s LinkedIn profile revealed that he had worked for Ernst and Young since September 2011 and had attended Durham University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.
Before that he went to King Edward VI Camp Hill Grammar School for Boys in Kings Heath, Birmingham, between 2001 and 2008.
At present it is not necessarily understood why the man had chosen to kill himself, particularly whilst he was abroad working presumably on desirable work commitments…