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Alex Lagowitz
Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Greater New York City AreaFinancial Services
Current
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Previous
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters
Education
Colgate University

Experience
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Credit Trading Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
June 2015 – Present (2 years 1 month)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Summer Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
June 2014 – August 2014 (3 months)
- Rotational Sales and Trading Summer Analyst
- Accepted a job after graduation as Credit Trading Analyst

Morgan Stanley
Summer Intern
Morgan Stanley
June 2013 – August 2013 (3 months)

Thomson Reuters
Financial and Risk Intern
Thomson Reuters
June 2012 – August 2012 (3 months)

Caddie
Essex County Country Club
April 2010 – August 2012 (2 years 5 months)
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A Merrill Lynch analyst ate a handful of magic mushrooms in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday—and then plunged to his death out of his 26th floor window, sources said.

Alex Lagowitz, 23, landed on a third floor, outdoor patio around 10 a.m. — straight down from his bedroom at Windsor Court on East 31st Street and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill, according to police.

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Authorities believe his death was a suicide, though they did not elaborate.

“He was really high on mushrooms,” a police source said, explaining that Lagowitz had “jumped out the window.”

Sources said that Lagowitz, who is from Livingston, NJ, and was a star golfer on the Colgate University team, took four grams of the drug — which is enough to cause hallucinations.

“When you take these mushrooms, they make you hallucinate and, in some cases, if you take enough of them, they make you believe that you can fly like Superman,” a police narcotics source explained. “Only problem is Superman is really a mirage.”

Lagowitz and his roommate, Max Kaplan, 22, had ingested the mushrooms earlier in the day, sources said.

Kaplan — a George Washington University grad from West Orange, NJ — told cops he fell asleep a short time later, and when he woke up, Lagowitz was nowhere to be found.

It wasn’t until police arrived at their apartment to investigate hours later that the scatterbrained young man came to and realized what had happened.

“He was stunned,” a source said. “He had no idea that his friend had taken a swan dive.”

Kaplan was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance for the remaining mushrooms found inside the apartment, which is said to be housed in “a very post college building.”

“[Windsor Court] is filled with young people who have too much money and too much time on their hands,” explained a dad who was visiting his son after he recently moved in.

Dean Chenarides, a 28-year-old resident who lives in the building, agreed — saying it “definitely has a night life.”

“You have a sub group from our generation who are in their 20s and early 30s and they have money and like to party sometimes,” he said. “Those parties get out of control. I’ll step out of the elevator and the smell of marijuana will hit you right in the face.”

Lagowitz, a credit trading analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch since June 2015, can be seen in Facebook pictures gnawing on cigars and taking golfing trips with his father. He recently went to the Super Bowl in February with his dad.

“Alex truly was a great, warm guy who could always put a smile on his friend’s faces,” said a fellow Colgate graduate, who asked to remain
anonymous out of respect for the family.

Lagowitz’ mother refused to comment when reached by phone Monday.

Additional reporting by Priscilla DeGregory

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death out of his 26th floor Manhattan apartment after eating magic mushrooms
Alex Lagowitz was found dead on a third floor patio on Sunday at 10.22am
Unclear whether he jumped or fell; body was found directly under his 26th floor bedroom window
He is reported to have consumed four grams of mushrooms
Roommate Max Kaplan, 22, was arrested for criminal possession of drug
By JESSICA CHIA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 15:44 EDT, 23 May 2016 | UPDATED: 05:16 EDT, 24 May 2016


A 23-year-old banker plummeted from his 26th floor New York City apartment after he ate a handful of psychedelic mushrooms, the NY Post reported.

Alex Lagowitz was found dead on a third-floor patio directly below his bedroom window on Sunday morning in Manhattan's Murray Hill.

It is unclear whether he jumped or fell, but his 22-year-old roommate Max Kaplan has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the Post.

Alex Lagowitz (pictured) was found dead on a third-floor patio directly below his bedroom window Sunday morning in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. He was a golfer on the Colgate University team +5
Alex Lagowitz (pictured) was found dead on a third-floor patio directly below his bedroom window Sunday morning in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. He was a golfer on the Colgate University team

MAGIC MUSHROOM DANGERS
Magic mushrooms contain psilocybin and psilocyn and are normally dried out before they are eaten.

Normally they are bitter can can be brewed as a hallucinogenic tea.

Often users feel nausea before the hallucinogenic symptoms appear.

This can lead to altered perceptions, possibly nervousness and paranoia.

Some users can lose touch with reality which can put their lives in jeopardy.

Magic mushrooms are illegal within the United States and are classed as a Schedule I drug along with heroin and cocaine.

The drug takes between 20 minutes and two hours to begin working and a trip can last between three and six hours.

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Lagowitz, who was a credit trading analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, reportedly took four grams of the drug.

Kaplan, from West Orange, New Jersey, was arrested after more of the mushrooms were found inside their apartment at East 31st Street near Lexington Avenue.


Lagowitz was a star golfer at Colgate University, and graduated summa cum laude in 2015 with a degree in Economics.

Lagowitz began competing in golf during high school, and worked as a caddie at Essex County Country Club for two years before securing internships in the financial industry, according to his LinkedIn.

The 23-year-old attended the Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, with his father Ian Lagowitz, the president of the real estate management group, IVL, according to Facebook.

Ian wrote on his Facebook, 'Alex Lagowitz RIP I will always love you,' and more than a hundred friends responded offering their condolences.

Lagowitz leaves behind his two parents and a sister.

It is unclear whether he jumped or fell, but an investigation is ongoing. Lagowitz lived with Kaplan at 31st Street and Lexington and was found dead on the outdoor patio +5
It is unclear whether he jumped or fell, but an investigation is ongoing. Lagowitz lived with Kaplan at 31st Street and Lexington and was found dead on the outdoor patio

Lagowitz worked as a caddie at Essex County Country Club for two years before securing internships in the financial industry and graduating from Colgate University in 2015

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