The man's younger brother.
He told us that the two of them had intended to burglarize an apartment, and his brother had climbed a cable TV wire to a fifth-floor window. While struggling to force the window, he had lost his grip on the TV cable and fallen to his death. The surviving brother panicked and ran.
When I asked why they had selected that particular apartment, the brother looked at me incredulously, and replied, "They obviously got a TV if they got a cable going in the window." Obviously!
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