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Details released about Glendale suicide victim

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The 46-year-old man who jumped to his death Wednesday morning from the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway overpass was living with his parents and suffering from depression, police said.

The man, Michael Romo, of Glendale, left a suicide note inside his 2001 Toyota Camry before he plunged to his death just before 6 a.m. from the overpass near Chevy Chase Canyon, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Police received a call from a witness who saw Romo standing on the ledge of the overpass just before it happened, Lorenz added. He reportedly abandoned his Toyota in an emergency lane on the freeway.

As police officers headed to the scene, Romo had already jumped from the overpass and landed on Chevy Chase Drive below.

A witness seated in his parked car under the overpass heard Romo screaming, and then heard him land on the ground, Lorenz said.

Romo lived with his parents in Chevy Chase Canyon, Lorenz added.

Two lanes of the 2 Freeway were closed during the morning commute as authorities investigated and cleared the scene.

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