Monique (from her office at a leading project management and construction company in Charlotte, NC) forwarded me an article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and then I sent the following email with no subject header because I really couldn't think of one that didn't make the situation seem comical:
I think there is a lesson to be learned here ...
Email replies from my coworkers and friends:
southeast digital advertising sales associate: that's just wrong
friend who works in fashion design downtown: LOL ... That's funny (not that people died but, you know....)
executive assistant to the division president: hahahaha
friend who works for a top five investment banking firm a few blocks away: Good point. I'll try to remember that the next time I'm on a roof with a girl.
west coast digital advertising sales manager: note to self: avoid sex on rooftops!
overheard Gloria in the adjacent cubicle: [the snicker that told me she had opened the email]
Victoria from two cubicles over: [appears outside my cubicle and just stands there with her mouth open]
A few minutes later I received the following IM from Victoria:
[Victoria's AIM name removed] (11:49:48 AM): i just imed my friend with the link and she writes...
[Victoria's AIM name removed] (11:49:48 AM): [friend's AIM name removed] (11:48:35 AM): worst rooftop sex ever
Their tragic death is by no means funny, but I really want to know what their final thoughts were on their way down. And not that kind of down.
According to the article on ajc.com, "'It's too early to rule out anything,' Columbia police Sgt. Florence McCants said, but McCants said a preliminary investigation didn't show any sign of foul play."
However, it does sound like there may have been some foreplay.