Obituary – Death, BU Professor David Jones Passed Away at 40 After Falling Through Rusted Out Stairs

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David Jones Boston Obituary – Death, Cause of deathDavid Jones Boston, passed away over the weekend when his family says he fell through a rusted out flight of stairs while on a run in Dorchester. David Jones died leaving family members, loved ones and friends in great grief and fear.

 

Cause of David Jones Boston‘s Death…

David Jones Boston, passed away over the weekend when his family says he fell through a rusted out flight of stairs while on a run in Dorchester. David Jones died leaving family members, loved ones and friends in great grief and fear.

Boston University professor from Milton was killed over the weekend when his family says he fell through a rusted out flight of stairs while on a run in Dorchester. David Jones’ wife wrote in a Facebook post that he was out for a run when he “accidentally accessed a flight of stairs” near the JFK/UMass Boston MBTA stop.

The stairs were rusted through and Jones fell about 20 feet to the ground. Police said the incident happened Saturday around 1:30 p.m. The 40-year-old’s body was found under the stairs by a passerby who called police.

Massachusetts State Police said the stairs had been deemed unsafe and had been closed for about 20 months. A jersey barrier and chain link fence blocked the top entrance to Columbia Road.

“How could you not see a hole that big going up the stairs or down the stairs? I don’t know, it’s sad,” said Richard Saunders, who lives near the dilapidated staircase where it happened.

He said crews added more fencing to the sides and mid section of the staircase, and added “danger” signs at the bottom entrance after the fatal fall. Crews were back Monday night adding a taller fence at the top entrance.

The MBTA said the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is in charge of maintaining the stairs. When WBZ asked a DCR spokesperson if and when the stairs are scheduled for repair, they did not respond.

 

Who Killed David Jones at Age 40 ?

“The conditions speak for itself. I mean they’re basically disintegrating underneath us,” said Genesia Eddins, who passes the staircase often. “I would like to think that it would get some immediate attention so that it doesn’t reoccur.”

Baker said, “There’s an investigation going on at this point in time and I want to let that investigation proceed before we comment more on it, “Obviously I feel terrible for him, for his family and for all his colleagues and his students.”

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office is investigating Jones’ death. DA Rachael Rollins said “We continue to look at how Dr. Jones accessed a stairway that had been closed for some 20 months. “Whether accidental or intentional, any death is a tragedy and the harm to loved ones is the same. While the investigation is ongoing, we are available to offer his family support and connect them to community resources through our victim witness assistance program.”

According to our source, no cause of death has been declared as investigation is still on-going at the time of gathering this report.

We pray that God grants those who are affected by this death the fortitude to carry on. Losing a beloved one is one of the most difficult feelings on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family members and friend.