American Steven Simonsen Jumps to his Death From 4th Story on Street 136 in Phnom Penh (Next to Spider-Man Bar)

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Re: Foreigner Jumps to his Death From 4th Story on Street 136 in Phnom Penh (Next to Spider-Man Bar)

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:17 pm

rozzieoz wrote:American named Matthew Steven Simonsen.
Confirmed, thanks. Seems to be a tourist from California.
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Post by RickyBobby » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:46 am

Only 52? Wow, looks a lot older.
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Re: American Steven Simonsen Jumps to his Death From 4th Story on Street 136 in Phnom Penh (Next to Spider-Man Bar)

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:31 am

And the shocking part is that it looks like Steven Simonsen has a small criminal record...... in Florida of all places.

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Re: American Steven Simonsen Jumps to his Death From 4th Story on Street 136 in Phnom Penh (Next to Spider-Man Bar)

Post by Queef » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:24 am

General Mackevili wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:31 am
And the shocking part is that it looks like Steven Simonsen has a small criminal record...... in Florida of all places.

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Are you sure this is the same guy? The guy from the mugshot seems at least 15 years younger than the guy with the red shirt. The name is also very generic. There could a dozen Steven Simonsen out there
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Re: American Steven Simonsen Jumps to his Death From 4th Story on Street 136 in Phnom Penh (Next to Spider-Man Bar)

Post by RickyBobby » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:48 am

Queef wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:24 am
General Mackevili wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:31 am
And the shocking part is that it looks like Steven Simonsen has a small criminal record...... in Florida of all places.

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Are you sure this is the same guy? The guy from the mugshot seems at least 15 years younger than the guy with the red shirt. The name is also very generic. There could a dozen Steven Simonsen out there
Photo from 2004, so you are actually perfectly correct.
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Re: American Steven Simonsen Jumps to his Death From 4th Story on Street 136 in Phnom Penh (Next to Spider-Man Bar)

Post by Spigzy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:47 am

General Mackevili wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:31 am
And the shocking part is that it looks like Steven Simonsen has a small criminal record...... in Florida of all places.
I assume you paged gm already?

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Re: American Steven Simonsen Jumps to his Death From 4th Story on Street 136 in Phnom Penh (Next to Spider-Man Bar)

Post by UTDTID » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:50 am

I saw this yesterday. Not the jump just walked round the corner and Saw the crowd and a body on top of a car. Was about half 4/5 ish. A lot of people taking pictures when they took the man of the car someone was stood on the bumper taking a picture his phone about 6 inches from the jumpers face, The body was on the car for ages, some fella who said he was his friend said he had H.I.V and that's why he took his life.
Pretty sad all around.
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Re: American Steven Simonsen Jumps to his Death From 4th Story on Street 136 in Phnom Penh (Next to Spider-Man Bar)

Post by ExPenhMan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:18 am

Hmmm, HIV is not a death sentence any more. Anti-retrovirals are very effective. However, I'm going to speculate that, if he knew this, he maybe thought he could not afford the lifelong treatment and decided to end his life. Very sad, indeed. RIP.
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Post by rozzieoz » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:40 am

I had a feeling he was ill.
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Re: American Steven Simonsen Jumps to his Death From 4th Story on Street 136 in Phnom Penh (Next to Spider-Man Bar)

Post by UTDTID » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:57 am

ExPenhMan wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:18 am
Hmmm, HIV is not a death sentence any more. Anti-retrovirals are very effective. However, I'm going to speculate that, if he knew this, he maybe thought he could not afford the lifelong treatment and decided to end his life. Very sad, indeed. RIP.
Had the same conversation regarding HIV. To be honest I get the feeling drug's may have played a role in his decision making.
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