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.
â€œShe was diagnosed with depression; she was anxious, and also she was going through menopause,â€ 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.