PICO BLVD — A man was found dead on Pico Boulevard Monday morning, apparently having jumped from an upper story of the Sheraton Delfina Hotel.
Police received a report at 12:12 a.m. Monday regarding a man bleeding on the sidewalk in front of 530 Pico Blvd. He was dead when emergency responders arrived.
Preliminary reports suggest that the man was a guest at the hotel and fell approximately eight stories. There were no witnesses, but detectives believe that it was a suicide, said Sgt. Richard Lewis, spokesperson for the Santa Monica Police Department.
Nothing is official until the coroner makes a final determination. In the meantime, police will go through security cameras and other information to determine what happened.
In January 2011, a Santa Monica High School student committed suicide by jumping from the 10th story of the same hotel.