by Brendan Sample

Philadelphia Police have confirmed that a body was found outside the Valley Green Inn on Monday morning. Arriving on the scene at 6:29 a.m., police determined that a gunshot wound to the 32-year-old man’s head was self-inflicted. A medic officially pronounced him dead on the scene at 6:46 a.m.

Further information on this case is still unknown, as the man’s full name, among other details, has yet to be released. The gun in question was found at the scene and recovered by police.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said one Mt. Airy resident who passed by the scene during a morning run  and asked that her name not be used. “He was just exposed and remained exposed the whole time…It was so sad to see. That’s one of the most peaceful places I know.”


  • Jennifer Kirby

    My heart is aching, for his loved ones especially. There is no pain like losing someone you love to suicide. I experienced the life-changing shock when my dad took his life 3 years ago. How can we (as individuals or as a community?) become more vigilant in reacting to the subtle warning signs of someone we love? It is always ok to ask your loved one “are you planning to take your own life?” This may be the first phase of help they have been searching for. Praying for his family and friends, for peace, comfort and understanding. I found this site to be extremely helpful during my hardest days.

  • Jim Harris

    the first suicide in the valley. There have been jumpers from the Henry
    Ave bridge, and in the 1990s, a person who purposely crashed her car off of the bridge
    over the creek on Valley Green road. Very sad.