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15 broad st

15 Broad Street, Suicide


Victim: Margeaux Powers, white female, age 26

Perpetrator: Jonathan Smith, white male, age 34

Primary motive: domestic dispute
Weapon: knife

The suicide was committed by a Jonathan Smith, who first killed his girlfriend at 235 West 22nd Street, and while police swarmed the Chelsea building, he went downtown, where he jumped from an apartment house at 15 Broad Street, landing on Exchange Place in two pieces, cops said. Police believe he slit his girlfriends throat and chopped her body into pieces with a kitchen knife, wich was later cleaned and heated in an oven, perhaps in an attempt to destroy evidence.