Man jumps from freeway in apparent suicide
NORWALK – Authorities are investigating a dead body found on the 105 Freeway in Norwalk as a possible suicide.
On June 27 at around 9:13 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a report of a possibly suicidal man on the eastbound 105 Freeway transition to the northbound 605.
The caller reported a Hispanic male adult on the shoulder of the freeway transition road, leaning precariously over the wall. There were no parked vehicles nearby on the freeway within sight of the pedestrian.
At approximately the same time as the 911 call, another driver was exiting the Hoxie Avenue off-ramp from the eastbound 105 when she saw a large object fall from the overpass above, landing directly in front of her vehicle. She stopped immediately to avoid a collision with the object.
After stopping, the driver recognized the object as the body of an adult man.
CHP officers and L.A. County firefighters responded but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was not carrying identification but he was later identified as 35-year-old Arturo Marrujo.