EL PASO — A man who jumped 60 feet to his death from the Spaghetti Bowl on Thursday left a note with a message for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

A note to “Obama” was found in the man’s car, which was parked on the top ramp of the Spaghetti Bowl.

Officials offered no further explanation nor interpreted the note’s meaning.

About 7:45 a.m., police responded to a report that the 52-year-old El Paso man had jumped off the uppermost ramp of the Spaghetti Bowl. His body was found on I-10 west just before the Copia Street exit. His name was not released.

Police spokesman Darrel Petry said Crimes Against Persons investigators were investigating the death as a suicide.

Two notes on large pieces of paper were found on the dashboard and another part of the car, police said.

The investigation into the death caused traffic to back up near Hawkins Boulevard for at least an hour as the man’s body lay in the far right lane of the interstate. His white tennis shoes, which had fallen off during or after the fall, lay just a few feet from his body.

Police were also seen on Ramp F, the top ramp of the Spaghetti Bowl, next to the white four-door sedan, which was parked unattended. The ramp connects I-10 west to the Bridge of the Americas and Paisano Drive.

Police confirmed that the man left behind a note that read, “Obama take care of my family.”



More news from NM–

Rudy Giuliani is going to hold a rally in a park in Mesilla TONIGHT, Saturday night. There was a small squib in the paper and on the website of the Las Cruces Sun-News…details very sketchy… AZ Sen. Kyl was here last week talking to business people.

Also, problems with people getting their absentee ballots!  THOUSANDS could be disenfranchised!  Mine didn’t come until today….yesterday we raced down to the County Clerk’s office to sign an affidavit to say we wouldn’t use the ballot if it came under penalty of the law if we tried to vote twice.  We signed and voted.  The GOP had challenged this late change by the SOS, but it was upheld…But the GOP is right on this…that the absentee ballot situation has been messed up.  Paper now finally saying that officials are admitting that they didn’t have enough people to do the job, after weeks of complaints and denials…

Ballots see here.


Do you ever wonder if Giuliani would have been able to run a better campaign against Obama than McCain did?  Knowing Giuliani from years of living  just outside of NYC, I think would have at least been more “spirited” in going after Obama. Maybe?