An acclaimed trauma surgeon was discovered useless on Sunday in his Park Ave. condo with a knife in his torso.
54 12 months outdated Dr Dean Lorich was discovered useless mendacity face up on the toilet ground by his 11-year-old daughter and is the 81st physician to have died underneath suspicious circumstances.
Lorich had a storied profession, saving the lives of celebrities and members of each the NYPD and FDNY. He handled Bono in 2014 after the U2 frontman was badly injured in a biking accident in Central Park.
Investigators nearly instantly confirmed that they’re treating his loss of life as suicide
It simply so occurs that Dr Lorich labored on the identical middle in Manhattan the place Dr Miquel Crespo was discovered useless, additionally in a toilet, lower than a fortnight in the past….coincidence?
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Police immediately started treating the loss of life as suicide and stated the physician was underneath “some private stress,” in order that was probably the explanation he put a knife by means of his torso (not his coronary heart) realizing his 11-year-old daughter would discover him on the ground, bleeding out.
Lorich’s spouse was out enjoying tennis when the “suicide” occurred, there was apparently no suicide observe discovered on the scene.
So simply to recap, an MD- the daddy of three ladies, affiliate director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service on the Hospital for Particular Surgical procedure, a professor at Weill Cornell Medical School (the place our 79th physician, Dr Crespo, was discovered useless simply days in the past, additionally in a toilet)– went into the toilet when his spouse was gone and he was alone together with his little one, and caught a knife into his torso. Although almost nothing about that is believable, ALMOST IMMEDIATELY cops say no foul play, he was burdened.
After his daughter discovered him she alerted the constructing’s doorman, who referred to as 911. Police stated the decision was relating to an assault, as naturally, sources say the doorman (perhaps smarter than the cops?) thought he should have been attacked, not put a knife in his personal torso. When the cops discovered the 54-year-old physician’s physique within the rest room round 1 p.m., the knife was not in his coronary heart, however shut they are saying.
Whereas this solely occurred this afternoon, it’s already been within the information for five hours. How they may even have examined the physique but in Manhattan boggles my thoughts.
Considered one of Lorich’s purported colleagues, who declined to offer her title, got here by and spoke to the doorman earlier than falling to a knee in prayer, “That is horrible, that is horrible. I don’t imagine this.” 1(We’ve bother believing it too).
Our hearts exit to his household and buddies. Each Lorich and Dr Crespo had been discovered useless inside days of one another in Manhattan, each of Weil Cornell, we received’t cease reporting on all these deaths till we get solutions that make precise sense.
Once more, each Lorich and Crespo labored on the identical hospital. Lorich, the winner of the “2010 Roger E. Joseph Prize by Hebrew Union School for his humanitarian efforts in treating victims of the current Haiti earthquake and in Landstuhl, Germany treating troopers injured in Iraq and in Afghanistan” 2(the award acknowledges people making lasting contributions to the causes of human rights), who was beloved and an asset to the medical neighborhood and Crespo, who was researching most cancers with the usage of stem cells, have each simply died inside days of one another, underneath suspicious circumstances.