SANTA MONICA (AP) — Investigators say a Santa Monica High School student athlete suddenly left baseball practice and jumped to his death from a nearby hotel’s 10th floor.
Sgt. Jay Trisler says 14-year-old freshman Matthew Mezza was practicing with teammates Friday afternoon when he abruptly crossed the street to the Sheraton-Delfina Hotel and jumped with his team looking on.
Trisler says there’s no other information on the apparent suicide.
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels of Beth Shir Shalom, the synagogue Matthew had attended, told the Los Angeles Times that everyone is shocked, saying there was no indication the teenager was troubled.
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