Police are busy tonight trying to determine why a Northern California man leaped to his death from a Qualcomm building in San Diego. The man, Keyur Malaviya, is believed to have fallen nearly twelves stories before plummeting to his death near the Qualcomm office buildings. Malaviya, a 28 year old who police positively identified as an employee that worked for the company, left little for police to go by as far as motives are concerned. All they have so far is some physical evidence that materialized as a result of the fall, including some broken glass which once acted as a fence for one of the building’s balconies, according to radio station KFMB 760 AM based out of San Diego. An employee working inside the building is said to have heard the impact of Keyur Malaviya’s body hitting the pavement. No other witnesses have been identified at this time. We can only hope that further investigation will shed some more insight into what exactly happened.
The news of this tragic suicide follows a string of otherwise unfortunate events, including the murder-suicide of Joseph Stack, a Texan man, who after having argued with his wife crashed a plane into an IRS office based in Texas. Stack left self-written literature behind for police to investigate, literature which largely highlights his disgust with the inner-workings of the United States government. Investigations into Stack’s background revealed a number of failed business ventures and periods of financial instability, including one instance where he had to relocate from California to Texas. It appears that Joseph Stack was also frustrated with the lack of engineering jobs available in the Texas area shortly before his death. His wife, Sheryl Stack, denied that Joseph was perceived of being capable of anything that he executed.
Whether it’s the economic mess that is causing all of these tragedies or not, we hope people continue forward while recovery efforts move forward. We are all more or less feeling the strains of this tough climate, but desperate actions such as the one’s you’ve read about above are never the answer.