Alumna commits suicide at Cal State Fullerton parking structure

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A Cal State Fullerton alumna, and mother to a current CSUF student, committed suicide today from the roof of the six-story State College parking structure, her husband told the Daily Titan.

The deceased was identified as Jane Marie Kalscheuer, 52.

Her husband Cary Kalscheuer, 49, CSUF alumnus, said that his wife had been suffering from depression and had made several suicide attempts this year.

“She was diagnosed with depression; she was anxious, and also she was going through menopause,” Cary Kalscheuer said. “We went to a number of different doctors to treat the depression and the menopause.”

There was no evidence of foul play, CSUF police Lt. John Brockie said.

The Orange County Coroner collected the body.

Lead grounds worker Mark Panozzo, whose daughter is graduating from CSUF in two weeks, witnessed the incident.

“I saw almost like a blur from the fourth or fifth floor, and I thought someone was throwing something over the side,” Panozzo said. “And as I looked up there were tennis shoes attached to it. And as she was coming down, it was really hard because you’re thinking, ‘Can I help?’ … and you hear the thud.”

Panozzo said he and others ran up to see if she was breathing, but from what he could tell, she was unresponsive.

“It’s definitely something I will never forget,” Panozzo said. “It’s so sad … I’m in shock.”

Shipping and Receiving Clerk David Aguirre was also at the scene when the suicide occurred.

“We were loading up a truck and ready to head out,” Aguirre said. “Heard a thud. I ran over there to make sure she was OK. You could tell she was already dead.”

“She must have broke her neck or something,” Aguirre continued. “Her shirt was kind of lifted up and you could see no breathing in her stomach. And then we ran across the street and called the university police. The police came.”

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-Katelin Paiz also contributed to this article.

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100 commentsOn Alumna commits suicide at Cal State Fullerton parking structure

  • College kids are JERKS

    HAVE A HEART!! That poor woman died because somthing inside her was not right. Depression can change a person, do not judge!! And if people want to pray then PRAY! Don’t let some jerk on here say its doing nothing, becasue guess what it is doing something!! The defenition of doing nothing is to do with out anything, mindless!! So praying is a verb, which means your doing something!! And I can bet all you A-holes out there saying you need pictures or its not real can look in a mirorr and bit your own A$$! Have some respect. One day your going to be hit hard with a loved one dying to soon, and Karma will come back to you! I pray for the family. And death is not a joke!

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  • And to peeple who dont understand why college educated students would dare make fun of a tragedy….

    Welcome to the Chan Generation. We’ve been expecting you.

  • YOU PEOPLE TALKING BADLY ABOUT THE SITUATION MAKE ME SICK HAVE SOME RESPECT…RIP JANE..MY PRAYERS R WITH U AND UR FAMILY..U NO LONGER R SUFFERING UR WITH GOD AND CAN WATCH OVER UR HUSBAND AND 2BOYS U R FINALLY AT PEACE 🙂

  • at least a little

    comments like jonathan’s are just plain unnecessary and uncalled for, and if it were possible too stoop even lower than my level (to his probably), i would be laughing at him hysterically and bugging him if one of his loved ones died to rebound his effect on him.

    i may be a disrespectful person mostly, and very immoral, but i do have some respect for the family and keep them in my prayers. i could only imagine what they may be going through, let alone her daughter who is a part of the school as well, i have had similar experiences, and it is no easy matter to take in without feeling crushed inside, i feel for her and the family.

  • This woman was my neighbor. My heart breaks for her family…suicide is hardest on those left behind.

  • Wow, are you kidding me, I cannot believe the comments I have read here. And this is our future generation, shame on you! I am not going to waste my energy on all the ignorant comments I have read on here. They are disgusting and so disrespectible.

    Mrs K was my son’s teacher a few years back. Everyone wanted to have Mrs. K as their childs teacher!My son has autism. It takes a very special, patient, loving person to teach special needs, and Mrs K had all these qualities.A death by Suicide is very painful, and confusing, for us left behind. I lost my 52 yr old brother in 2006 from Suicide. Depression makes you feel hopeless, helpless, and worthless. This will likely lead to a completed suicide. Mrs.K just wanted to stop the pain. It is not to hurt anyone around you. Rest in Peace Mrs K. You are a beautiful soul, and I will never forget you.

    If anyone needs a support group, I go to a suicide survivor group called Hope after Suicide in Chino Hills. It has truly been my saving grace.

    My sincere Condolences to the family.

    Theresa

  • Mother of a CSUF Student

    My heart breaks for this family in the loss of their mother & wife. These cold-hearted students that have posted these cruel and heartless coments only show their stupidity, ignorance and misunderstanding of depression. What goes around comes around, they will have their pain someday in their own family or a close friend. As for the compassionate students of CSUF, please pray for the family.

  • I knew Mrs. K was fortunate enough to observe her classroom. She was a very nice warm hearted lady. My heart goes out to the family. I hope her boys and husband know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  • I’ve lost faith in humanity after reading these comments. People mocking the deceased and those who pray for them is just disgusting. I hope that Tyrone, Lamar, and Marco are mocked when they mourn, and that no one mourns when they pass.

  • Losing a loved one to suicide is on of the most difficult and confusing times in life. To Mrs. K’s friends and family, please know that the you have a Titan family that supports you and lovingly stands by your side.

  • I had the honor of working with Jane. She always had a smile on her face and was so cheerful and pleasant and uplifting. She was truly gifted in her career. It takes a special person to do her job as well as she did. She has impacted not only children but all of us that were blessed to have known her. Jane’s presence will be missed. Depression is a decieving disease.
    To her family,
    My prayers will always be with you, She is now made whole, body, soul and spirit. She will now spend eternity with our Heavenly Father

  • HI EVERYONE,
    THIS FAMILY HAVE BEEN FRIENDS WITH MY FAMILY ( WENT TO SCHOOL WITH MY SISTER ) FOE ABOUT 30t YRS… HER SISTER MARY AND MY SISTER MICHELLE WENT TO POMONA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL. JANE IS NOW IN PEACE. SHE LEFT BEHIND FAMILY THAT ARE FILLED WITH SORROW AND TEARS, BUT THEY KNOW THAT SHE IS N A BETTER PLACE. DEPRESSION IS A SILENT KILLER AND IT CAN EVEN HAPPEN IN CHILDREN. SO YOUR PRAYERS ARE NEEDED NOT ONLY FOR JANE AND HER FAMILY, BUT FOR ALL THE ONES THAT SUFFER FROM THIS HORIBLE DISEASE.
    THANK YOU,
    VALERIE

  • This is really sad

    I’m so sad to have heard of this situation., depression, is something that alot of people do not take seriously., and for it to have lead to suicide, makes it all the more tragic for her, in her last days and hours, what she was going through to think that this was the only way out., it is heart breaking for her and for her family.,

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  • you can also reduce the sypmtoms of menopause by having hormone replacement therapy.:’-

  • everyone would come to an age of menoupause so just enjoy each day while you are young ;;:

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