Jessica Fashano: Citigroup Analyst’s Suicide (Photos, Video)

December 20, 2010

Have you heard the news about Jessica Fashano? She was an analyst at Citigroup who on December 18th jumped to her death. Keep reading to know more Jessica, her life, career and find out what was the motive for taking her own life plus don’t miss the photos and video below.

Jessica Fashano

Jessica Fashano was a beautiful, talented and successful Investment Banking Analyst and Corporate Banking Analyst at Citi Global Markets and a strong volunteer in several charities that helped millions over the years, she was known for her beautiful and captivating smile but for all the love and dedication she always put in every task she did, whether work at Citigroup or helping others at Acumen where she was a member of the Acumen Fund Steering Committee (focus on PR / Marketing) and where Michelle Javian, a close friend of Jessica and Co-Founder of Harboring Hearts Housing, said that the news of her friend’s tragic death was still something that she can’t believe.

That same feeling is on the hearts and minds of many who knew the 27 year old beauty who went to Whippany Park High School where she was an AP Scholar and National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and student government secretary, after high school she graduated from Georgetown with a major in International Business and Finance and got a minor in Spanish in 2005. Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in 2005, according to her Linkedin profile Ms. Fashano also studied at Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain. Jessica who grew up in Whippany, New Jersey her parents reside in Morris Plains, New Jersey, where they remember in private the joy their young daughter always brought to their lives,friends included Ms. Fashano’s two roommates at her West 53rd Street apartment who met with friends on Saturday to mourn their beloved friend.

“She just had everything someone could want to be successful, she was always the leader, had everything organized. Whether she was renting a limousine to help a college friend celebrate recovery from a long illness or, via e-mail from a vacation in Greece, checking on a charity event she had helped put together, those who knew her said she seemed to care more about others than about herself. “She was selfless with her time, generous with her heart and unyielding in her ability to find that extra amount of time, love and effort as a volunteer for our organization, her laugh was contagious, and her willingness to giveback to our community through her various charitable involvements is something for which we are all so very grateful.”

It was reported that Jessica Fashano was taking medication for depression, although her friends said she was always in high spirits, taking her own life was the least thing that would go through their her minds, but apparently it did cross her mind and on Saturday December 18th she walked 16 blocks from her apartment to 180 Riverside Boulevard where she walked into the Trump Place residential tower, got in the elevator and went to the roof that had an amazing view to the Hudson River. Her body was found at about 8:15 a.m in the tower’ s internal courtyard, where she was pronounced dead. A surveillance video showed her walking in that same morning just minutes before her death.

A resident at the tower said she met Jessica in the elevator, who asked her how to get to the roof, a surveillance video showed her walking in that morning, Jessica was seen wearing winter clothes and Ugg boots.

Nobody can explain why did she choose that building, no note has been found or sings that she was suicidal. Her memory will live forever in the hearts of her family and friends forever.

Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and colleges throughout this difficult time. Would you like to express your condolences and thoughts? Check out the photos and video below.

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