Well-known St. Louis lawyer dies after jumping from downtown building

Sam Masterson
October 27, 2020 - 11:08 am
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ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - A suicide investigation is reportedly underway in downtown St. Louis after well-known lawyer Charles "Ed" Brown died when he apparently jumped out of a building in downtown St. Louis.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday at One Memorial Drive next to Interstate-44 and the Gateway Arch. People working in the building tell KMOX they heard the impact when he landed on the third-floor balcony after jumping from the 11th story.

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Brown, 61, was a principal partner for the Brown & Brown law firm, who's St. Louis office is also located in the same building.

Brown was most recognizable for his eye patch which covers an injury he received when he was a child. Many in St. Louis will remember him from TV commercials with his law parter and brother which often ended with the lines, "If you can't come to us, we'll come to you."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, police say "there were no suspicious circumstances noted at this time" and the incident is being handled as a suicide.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated.

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