Cartoonist jumps from 15th floor apartment

NEW YORK, NY – A beloved resident of a Chelsea co-op plunged to his death on Tuesday morning from the 15th floor of his apartment building. Jon Medwick, 62, was a talented cartoonist and WebMD employee who neighbors described as friendly and sociable.

Witnesses say Medwick’s girlfriend woke up to a horrifying sight. She got up to find her boyfriend standing at the window. Despite seeing the horrifying event take place, she tragically could not prevent him from falling. The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. in a pre-war building located at 300 West 23rd Street. Medwick had served on the co-op board and was a long-time resident.

Prior to his death, Medwick posted stunning photos of Manhattan sunsets on his Instagram account, likely taken from his high-rise apartment. His girlfriend, visibly distraught, was taken to a local hospital following the incident. Police stated there was no evidence of foul play.

Medwick’s brother was seen speaking with detectives at the scene. Police officers and paramedics were present, but their efforts were ultimately in vain.

A co-op resident shared that Medwick mainly worked from home as an artist and was known to be kind and outgoing. Word of the tragedy has left his neighbors deeply saddened.