The Jumper

I saw a dead body tonight. I was the second one on the scene. I have seen a couple dead bodies before but never a jumper. This guy jumped from the roof of the Taj Mahal casino parking garage and hit a light post before landing on the sidewalk. Half his clothes were ripped off and his arms and legs were twisted around and bent up in the wrong direction. At first I thought it was just some junkie passed out but when I took a second look, no body could contort into those positions. Mike and Valerie who saw it happen said the sound of his body hitting the cement sounded like a car accident. It's weird sometimes to see the dead when the death is fresh but the body is still warm and there are still traces of life. While death is natural, the bodies I've seen haven't been by natural causes and instead by the violence and horror of man.