"She was a talented hairstylist of 23 years and her clients loved her,” her husband said.
Trigger Warning: This article contains mention of suicide that readers may find distressing.
An Arizona woman died after being found at the base of the parking structure at Disneyland. Marney Schoenfeld, 46, of Scottsdale, Arizona either "jumped or fell" to her death from the Mickey & Friends parking structure at the Anaheim theme park resort. Anaheim police officers responded to the emergency at 6:50 p.m. on February 18 where they found Schoenfeld on the ground. They tried to keep her alive until paramedics arrived and took her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Anaheim Police said they are investigating the circumstances of the death of a woman who fell off a Disneyland parking structurehttps://t.co/0zrr1c2oVp— CNN (@CNN) February 19, 2023
"The investigation is ongoing and detectives are asking anyone with information to contact police," Anaheim police Sgt. Jon McClintock said according to PEOPLE. It's still unclear whether the 46-year-old mom was a guest at the park. Her husband Randy Schoenfeld, an Arizona real estate agent, described his wife's death as “excruciating.” Randy Schoenfeld said, “She was a loving mother to her daughter, Sydney,” via email, according to San Jose Mercury News. “She was a caring wife to me. She was a talented hairstylist of 23 years and her clients loved her,” he added.
Woman dies after falling off Disneyland parking structure, police say https://t.co/HUpIC6gLAg— KSBW Action News 8 (@ksbw) February 19, 2023
The seven-story parking structure is located on the northwest edge of Disneyland in Anaheim. Several people died as a result of falls from the parking facility; three men died between 2010 and 2016. Just a few months ago, in December, a man in his 50s fell to his death at the parking structure in a suspected suicide, police told CNN affiliate KABC. The man was identified as Chris Christensen, a principal at Newland Elementary School in Huntington Beach. In this case, he was charged with misdemeanor counts of child endangerment and battery shortly before his death and had pleaded not guilty to the crimes.
"Mr. Christensen has been a respected leader in FVSD for over 20 years," read a statement issued by the district. "His contributions and connections to this community are immeasurable. He was a father, husband, brother, and friend to so many. His passing leaves us devastated and heartbroken."
"I too am struggling to find adequate words to convey the shock and heartbreak we are all feeling right now," added FVSD Superintendent Katherine Stopp in the district's statement. "I know that we will find a way to come together as a community and care for one another. Let us all show patience to each other as we work through this time in the next days and weeks."
Chris Christensen death: Man who died at parking structure in Anaheim identified as Newland Elementary School principal - ABC7 Los Angeles https://t.co/NzX0yAZLrf— Joe Manuguid (@joeymanuguid) December 5, 2022
If you are having thoughts about taking your own life, or know of anyone who is, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Cover Image Source: Facebook | Marney Smith Schoenfeld