Suicide Jumper Identified as 21-Year-Old Mt. Vernon Man

Police report Dominic DiMele parked his car on the Tappan Zee Bridge, climbed the fence and jumped to his death just after 4 a.m. Friday morning

The suicide jumper who after landing on concrete below the Tappan Zee Bridge has been identified by State Police as 21-year-old Dominic DiMele of Mount Vernon.

Investigator Joseph Becerra, of the Hawthorne State Police barracks, said a worker on the bridge saw DiMele park his vehicle, climb over the fence and jump at 4 a.m. Friday morning.

DiMele landed not in the water but on the concrete landing below the bridge, Becerra said.

The victim's family has been notified and the case is under ongoing investigation, Becerra said.

An Internet search revealed DiMele to be a 2009 graduate of Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx and an outfielder on their baseball team.

LlindaMarino April 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Dom: I only met you once when you worked with my son, Michael, I am so very sorry for your loss. No words can help heal you right now, but find strength in knowing you have people that will try to help you get through this sad time, as well as in the future. I will include you in my nightly prayers. Linda Marino
J.D. April 24, 2012 at 12:04 AM
What is wrong with you? How can you write such a thing to a grieving family?
bobby bader April 30, 2012 at 06:56 AM
i realize you dont know me aunt daniella, but me and george and D Js mom use to meet up with me on the boat in tarrytown. and id take him out on my jetski. about iguess wen he was maybe 8 or so. but ill never forget dj would always hit me in the chest and say hey bobby...are these pillows as iwas an avid bodybuilder at the time. i hope wareever he is now. he remembers we had lots of fun on georges boat....lovv bobby bader.
Class of 74 May 06, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Mom of a boy in his class at FP. You are all in my prayers. They were the most wonderful of boys, may God hold him close.
Alfred Esposito November 11, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I just found out about DJ, So sad, DJ was a drum student of mine for 5 years, got to know him really well, what a great kid, so talented in drumming and baseball. always worked so hard to be the best he could be, will always remember him coming in for his lesson in his baseball uniform right before a game. you will always be in my thoughts and prayers DJ, rest in peace my friend. And my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of DJ. Al Esposito


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