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NYC Trader Suicide Makes 11th This Year


After numerous reports of financial heavyweights winding up dead, under mysterious or suspicious circumstances, the financial world has been rocked by yet another “suicide” recently.

A New York City trader was recently said to have ended his life by jumping in front of an oncoming train last Tuesday morning around 6 a.m.

The incident occurred at Syosset, New York, when 47-year-old Edmund Reilly threw himself in front of a Long Island Rail Road commuter train.

Reilly was confirmed dead at the scene. His suicide marks the 11th of such claimed suicides this year alone, in which an significant employee in the financial world has taken his or her own life.

Unlike some of the previous cases where some ambiguity or mystery remained as to whether or not the death was actually a suicide, witnesses said they saw Reilly near the tracks before jumping in front of the train. It is unclear whether anyone actually saw him jump, leaving some to question whether he jumped or was pushed.

(Article by M.B. David; image via Shutterstock)

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