A Walled Lake man plummeted five stories from his apartment balcony to his death on Thursday, Aug. 25.
A pedestrian discovered the 45-year-old victim’s body in the 1000 block of Villa Drive at 6:41 a.m. and called 911.
“The victim fell on a grassy area and from all indications he fell from his fifth-floor balcony,” said Walled Lake Deputy Police Chief Bruce Kirby.
Police, fire and the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office personnel arrived on the scene. A preliminary investigation indicates the man fell from the west side of the balcony that was enclosed by guard rails.
“The medical examiner said he died from fractures and trauma sustained during the fall,” Kirby said.
Apparently the victim lived alone and had resided in the same unit for 10 years, according to Kirby.
There were no witnesses to the incident nor was there a note at the scene.
“There is nothing to say he jumped purposefully or was pushed,” Kirby said. “However, it is still under investigation.”