The motive behind the tragedy remained murky on Monday. Kelly said there was no note found, and that there were no threats in the hours beforehand.
Kanarikov and his wife married in 2009 and lived in Brooklyn, where there son was born a year later. They separated last year, and the mother and son moved to New Jersey and got an order of protection.
Broken marriage, apparent custody issues (according to the NY Post
, also in this story
). The "motive" is anger (or perhaps I should say revenge against a wife with whom he was angry), I'd guess.
Dmitriy Kanarikov was so overcome after his estranged wife refused to sign a divorce-related document that he took their only son to a Manhattan rooftop and tossed him nearly 50 stories before making his own fatal leap, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday.