23-year old dead after 10-story fall from hotel roof

It happened Sunday before 2:30 a.m. at the nine-story inn (including the basement, it is ten stories) in the 1500 square of New Hampshire Avenue NW. The inn is possessed by the Doyle Collection aggregate. “It would appear that a fall,” said Rachel Schaerr, a representative for the D.C. police. “He went up to the rooftop to get a better than average view.”

Police recognized the casualty as John Leonard, 23, of Herndon, Va. Schaerr said Leonard was a visitor at the inn and that he was on the rooftop with someone else, potentially his better half. Check Caldwell, one of the inn’s administrators, read a readied explanation calling the occurrence “a deplorable mischance.” Caldwell declined to give more points of interest, including how Leonard got to the rooftop and how he evidently fell into the pole.

A representative for Doyle Collection did not react to calls looking for input. Vito Maggiolo, a representative for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, said groups who are specialists in restricted space salvages took care of the call.

Four years back, a Maryland man was discovered dead 50 feet down a flat building’s ventilation shaft after he had been out celebrating on New Year’s Eve in Adams Morgan. He had been most recently seen at a bar on Eighteenth Street, vanished on his way home and was discovered two days after the fact in the pole, just pieces from the stimulation locale.