Bed Bath & Beyond on Sunday said its chief financial officer, Gustavo Arnal, died Friday after police had said earlier that Arnal fell from the 18th floor in a Manhattan tower.
The New York City medical examiner’s office said Sunday night the executive died from multiple blunt trauma and that he had taken his own life. Arnal left no note behind and did not say anything to his wife, who was home at the time, sources told WNBC.
“The entire Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. organization is profoundly saddened by this shocking loss,” the company said in a statement.
Arnal, 52, fell Friday afternoon from a building in downtown Manhattan, according to police. The iconic skyscraper, known locally as the “Jenga Tower” or the “Jenga Building,” has more than 50 floors.
Emergency Medical Services declared Arnal deceased on the scene, according to a spokesperson from New York’s Office of the Deputy Commissioner, the public information office for the city’s police department.
In Bed Bath’s statement on Sunday, the company noted that Arnal “was instrumental in guiding the organization throughout the coronavirus pandemic.”