SINGAPORE - The 35-year-old man who fell several storeys to his death at Ngee Ann City shopping mall on Sunday has been identified as Mr Aman Demoz Solomon, an American working in Singapore at a real estate investment management firm.
The United States Embassy confirmed on Tuesday (July 16) his death in Singapore following a query from The Straits Times in relation to the fatal incident on Sunday.
Embassy spokesman Cain Harrelson said: "We can confirm the death of a US citizen in Singapore.
"When a US citizen dies abroad, the department provides all appropriate consular assistance to the family. Out of respect for the privacy of the family, we have no further comment at this time."
The man died after falling several storeys and landing in front of a store on the basement 2 level of the Orchard Road shopping mall.
Police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were alerted to the incident at about 2pm.
The man was found lying motionless at the scene. He was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
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Several shoppers and retail staff had told ST on Sunday that they heard a man scream briefly, followed by the sound of a hard object hitting the floor.
It is not clear whether the fall was accidental. Police are investigating the case as unnatural death.
Witnesses told The New Paper that the man had been seen walking out from a toilet corridor on the third storey and jumping over the railing.
According to a profile on professional network LinkedIn belonging to Mr Aman Solomon, he had been based in Singapore since February last year, as the general counsel and chief compliance officer for real estate investment management firm CBRE Global Investors Asia Pacific.
Previously, he was based in Los Angeles as a senior counsel for the company.
He also worked at global law firms Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Davis Polk & Wardwell as an associate.
Mr Solomon graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta States in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree with high honours in history, technology and society.
He later attended Harvard Law School, where he graduated in 2008 with a Juris Doctor degree – a graduate-entry professional degree in law.
When contacted on Tuesday, a spokesman for CBRE Global Investors confirmed that Mr Solomon was an employee with the firm.
"We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family, and out of respect for their privacy, we have no further comments," the spokesman added.
On Tuesday, Mr Solomon's family members – believed to include his parents and wife – arrived at the mortuary in Outram Road around 9am.
ST understands that arrangements are being made to repatriate Mr Solomon's body back to the US.