New Yorker Fernando Brazier Drowns Himself After His Wedding

| by Michael Allen

Just hours after his wedding this weekend, Fernando Brazier, 28, hurled himself into the Harlem River, taking hs own life.  Brazier left a suicide note for his bride, Trudian Hay, at the front desk of the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, NY, where the couple had just celebrated their wedding.

Brazier’s sister, Shawna Weeks, told the New York Post: “He said (in the note) he couldn’t take it anymore, and to take care of the kids. He left his ring in the envelope.”

Police sources said Brazier’s note told Hay that he could be found at the bottom of the river, not far from a Pathmark supermarket and Dyckman Street on the Manhattan side.

Witnesses said the just-married Brazier walked out of the Radisson and into a cab sometime before 9 a.m. Sunday. He made his way to 55 Richman Plaza about 15 minutes away in the Bronx, where he jumped either from a building or the promenade behind it.

An FDNY Marine unit found Brazier’s body in the waters near Roberto Clemente State Park, slightly upstream from where he’s believed to have jumped, around 3 p.m.