John Sprincken's Facebook Posts Before Jumping Off New Jersey Bridge
A man who jumped 100 feet to his death from a New Jersey bridge while holding his two young children apparently wrote many heartfelt Facebook posts about the boys.
Police were called to the home of John Spincken, 37, in Pequannock, at around 7 pm on Monday after his wife reported he threatened to harm their children, according to CBS New York.
Pequannock Police captain Christopher DePuyt said,
The officer spoke with the wife and determined that he had made some threats against the children and they found those threats to be credible right away.
Authorities tracked him down to Wanaque in Passaic County via his phone's GPS signal, where he had jumped from a bridge with his sons.
Miraculously, the children survived. Spincken died on impact.
Spicken ran a car-cleaning business and, on the outside, he presented himself as a doting father who devoted his life to raising his boys, ages 1 and 3.
His Facebook feed is a string of videos and emotional words dedicated to his boys. One post reads,
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of how I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
Two years ago, he posted a heart-wrenching story about how he saved one of his boys when he fell ill. He wrote,
I've never performed CPR in my entire life nor have I ever takin a CPR class. I instinctively saved Frankie's life with a few simple breathes of my own and was able to buy him enough time before our neighbor, [sic] which is a nurse, could help in reviving him. All of this happened within a matter of minutes which felt like an eternity.
Police are still trying to uncover Spincken's exact motivation for attempting a double murder-suicide.