PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The mother of a Duquesne University football player who died after jumping 16 stories from a dorm room window is bringing his story back to light.
Marquis Jaylen Brown died in October 2018 after jumping from the window of a residence hall on campus.READ MORE: Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Deadly Knoxville Shooting
But his family says they still have many questions that need to be answered about his death.READ MORE: Coraopolis Police Searching For Missing 23-Year-Old Miasinque Smith
Lee Merritt, the family’s attorney, spoke to Lynne Hayes-Freeland and said Brown should be here today.
“During the law enforcement encounter, he appeared to be in some sort of mental or physical distress, when law enforcement should have been able to respond to him and say this is a kid in distress, we must be able to protect. They were alone in a room with him and he went out of the window 16 stories with death,” Merritt said.
Brown’s family is inviting the public to join them this weekend, when they will walk to Duquense University.MORE NEWS: Fayette County Priest Andrew Kawecki Pleads No Contest To Charges Of Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting Altar Boy
JB’s Walk for Wings is happening Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. It begins at Freedom Corner.