Initially Assumed to Be a Fatal Hit-and-Run; Now Understood to Be a Fall from Upper Floor at Stolp Ave and West Galena Blvd, Aurora


Aurora police and firefighter/paramedics responded Saturday morning to a report of a man down in an intersection at Stolp Avenue and West Galena Boulevard. The victim was dead at the scene and was initially assumed to be a victim of a fatal hit-and-run. The victim was located nearest the southwest corner of the intersection near the approximately 20-story Leland Tower Apartments building at 7 South Stolp Avenue. The southwest corner is south of the North Island Apartments — formerly known as the Hotel Aurora.

According to the Aurora Police Department, investigation discovered that the man was not the victim of a hit-and-run. During the investigation, video evidence showed that the male victim in this incident was not struck by a vehicle, but appears to have fallen from an apartment building at the intersection. This incident was reclassified as a death investigation. ‬

The scene was located on Stolp Island in downtown Aurora just southwest of the Hollywood Casino Aurora.

Aurora Police Department urges that any citizens with any information about this case, please contact the Investigations Division at 630-256-5500.



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