February 12, 2014
11:09 pm EST
By John G. Vibes
Morgan Library, McKim Building, Edward Clark Potter lions
Last week we reported on the suspicious string of apparent suicides, that has hit the financial industry. Multiple bankers have been found dead in recent weeks. Those, who had high profile deaths, like the man, who jumped from the top of the JP Morgan HQ building, are highly publicized, but overall very few details about any of these deaths have been made public.
Ryan Henry Crane, a 37-year-old executive at JP Morgan is the 5th and most recent banker to die in an alleged suicide since January 26th. No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice.
- The string of deaths began on January 26th, when a 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, William Broeksmit, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London.
- The very next day Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, 51, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok. (Wildboar.net's remark: although he was not a banker, but an executive, he's still counted among the 5 dead bankers for some reason.)
- Then on January 28th, 39-year-old Gabriel Magee, a JP Morgan employee died, after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London.
- Then last week 50-year-old Mike Dueker, the chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.
Were these bankers killed for knowing too much? Were they involved in something so unethical, that they killed themselves out of shame? These are the speculations, that are rising in the wake of these apparent suicides.