The death of 22-year-old Yonkers resident Mikey Malave on Sunday, August 27, at the Tracey Towers housing complex has left his family devastated and seeking answers. While initial reports suggested a tragic fall, Malave’s mother, Cindy Rivera, vehemently denies that her son took his own life.
Rivera described her son as a loving and emotional person who had dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. Malave, an aspiring writer, had been keeping journals filled with positive affirmations and motivational insights.
On the day of his death, Malave had displayed seemingly normal behavior. He washed his clothes, planned a barbecue for his family, and called his friends to make plans for the day. Rivera firmly believes that his actions prior to his death do not align with those of someone contemplating suicide.
According to NYPD reports, Malave entered the Tracey Towers building complex in the Bronx around 2p.m. on the day of the incident. Witnesses described him as appearing “zombie-like.”
The investigation into Mikey Malave’s tragic death remains ongoing. Meanwhile, friends and family have come together to remember the young man who touched their lives. A memorial outside Tracey Towers stands as a tribute to the beloved son, brother, and friend known for his affectionate nature and loving spirit.
Rivera encourages others to remember her son for the vibrant and loving person he was. She emphasizes the importance of seeking help for mental health issues and hopes that her son’s story will raise awareness about the challenges individuals face.
Please read the full story in the Norwood News by Sile Maloney and David Greene here: https://www.norwoodnews.org/mom-mourns-beloved-young-son-who-died-at-tracey-towers/
For anyone in need of mental health support, the confidential 988 helpline is available 24/7. It offers assistance through phone, text, and internet chat.