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This may sound unreal but according to the New York Post, 28-year-old Bronx resident Fernando Brazier leaped to his death the morning after his wedding. Brazier left his hotel suite around 9am on Sunday morning, leaving a note with the front desk at the Raddison hotel for his new wife. The note said that “he couldn’t take it anymore, and to take care of the kids,” according to his sister Shawna Weeks. He also left his ring in the evelope.

Brazier is said to have jumped into the Harlem River. His body was found by the FDNY Marine unit in the waters near a state park.

When we first heard of this story in the Madame Noire office, we were shocked. But as we thought about it some more, we thought: “could he have possibly been killed?” We’ve seen enough Law & Order episodes to know that this may be a much more complicated matter. One piece of information that seemed a little shady is that Brazier supposedly told his wife in the note where his body could be found. According to the NY Post exclusive: “Police sources said Brazier’s note told [his wife] Hay  that he could be found at the bottom of the river, not far from a Pathamark supermarket and Dyckman Street on the Manhattan side.”

Brazier and his wife had been dating since they were teenagers and have two young daughters, ages 5 and 2. It’s sad that his wife and family have to experience such a traumatic turn of events but hopefully they’ll find some closure in the truth.

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