New York couple jumps to their deaths due to financial debt

A gruesome scene in New York where a broke couple caught in a financial spiral jumped to their deaths.

Police say chiropractor Glenn Scarpelli and his wife, Patricia, jumped from a 14-story building in the middle of Manhattan on Friday, due to financial problems.

That's according to the two suicide notes found in each of their pockets.

In one of them, the husband wrote, "we had a wonderful life" but he went on to say that they could not live with their financial reality.

And they apparently were drowning in debt.

Including owing over $20,000 in federal taxes, over $200,000 to creditors and nearly $60,000 in student loans.

But close friends are calling Mr. Scarpelli a saint.

Turns out, he helped hundreds of rescuers at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terror attacks.

And the chiropractor also volunteered at soup kitchens throughout New York City - adjusting the backs of people in need.

Along to their debt, the Scarpellis leave behind two adult children.