Teen falls to death in Gold Coast: ‘We’re all shocked’

22 Feb

A Chicago, Il. teenager fell 46 floors to his death down a trash chute, Feb. 21.

Charlie Manley, 16, went missing in the 48-story building where he lived with his family. Around 11 p.m. his body was discovered inside a trash compactor and was pronounced dead on the scene. He was autistic with down syndrome.

“We’re all shocked,” said a woman who has worked in the building for about 20 years. “He was such a sweetheart, he touched everyone because he was so sweet.”

According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, an autopsy concluded that Manley died of multiple injuries and his death was rules as an accident.



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