CANAAN, NEW — Two days after filing for divorce from his wife, who had obtained a restraining order against him, records show that he committed suicide by jumping off a rooftop bar in midtown Manhattan.
New Canaan resident Dale Cheney, 46, was found unconscious and unresponsive at 6th Avenue and West 45th Street on Wednesday night, according to the New York Police Department. He was later pronounced dead.
The authorities have determined that he fell to his death from the Hyatt Centric Times Square New York’s posh rooftop bar, Bar 54.
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On Friday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City determined that Cheney committed suicide.
According to court documents, Cheney was charged with two misdemeanours following a domestic incident that occurred on January 16 at his Old Stamford Road residence.
Around 3:40 p.m. on that day, police in New Canaan responded to a call about a domestic dispute at Cheney’s house. To quote the police report: “Cheney and another occupant of the residence.”
On Friday, no police report detailing the incident could be found. The police only provided a brief synopsis of the incident, but it said that Cheney was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief of the fourth degree.
According to court documents, he was granted bond in the amount of $25,000 and released the following day after appearing in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Records from the Stamford court system show that the day after Cheney’s arrest, his wife filed for a restraining order.
When a reporter called Cheney’s wife on Thursday, she declined to comment.
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Divorce papers between Cheney and his wife were filed on January 23, two days before his body was discovered in New York City, according to records.
According to the paperwork, the couple tied the knot in Maryland in 2000 and now has five children.
If you believe his LinkedIn profile, Cheney started T-Street Capital in 2013. Even though the company lists its postal address on Post Road in Darien, a building representative told Hearst Connecticut Media Group on Thursday that the business has never actually been located there.
On the company’s website, Cheney is quoted as saying, “I have always admired entrepreneurs.” “Entrepreneurs, especially those who are starting from scratch or exploring uncharted territory, have an inspiring combination of boundless energy, clear vision, and impressive bravery.
The most interesting aspect of this line of work is interacting with and learning from the business owners.”
According to his profile, Cheney attended Harvard Business School, worked as an investment principal at Goldman Sachs from 2005 to 2007, and then joined Citicorp Venture Capital as an investment principal in 2009. Until he started T-Street Capital in 2013, he stayed there.
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According to his LinkedIn page, during his time at Citicorp Venture Capital, Cheney served as interim CEO of a “distressed portfolio company in Dusseldorf, Germany,” where “he successfully executed a turnaround of the company.”