Newspaper executive dies in fall at Chicago hotel

(Courtesy: CNN)

CHICAGO (AP) – An executive of an Ohio-based newspaper group died after falling from the 20th floor of Chicago hotel.

Eric Paul Janssen on Monday landed on a 6th-floor roof of the London House hotel, which is located in Chicago’s downtown business district.

An autopsy on Tuesday by the Cook County medical examiner determined the 44-year-old Janssen died due to an accidental fall from height.

Janssen was a vice president of the Sandusky Newspaper Group in Memphis, which operates newspapers, websites and a digital ad agency in Utah, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The group’s headquarters are in Sandusky, Ohio.

Friend Karen B. Golightly told the Chicago Tribune that Janssen was in Chicago to take photos and meet friends.

She said Janssen wasn’t staying at the London House, though she last saw him Monday afternoon at the hotel’s top floor lounge.