A FORMER assistant district attorney in Philadelphia was found dead on Delaware Avenue Monday morning after police said that he jumped from a walkway on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Sources confirmed that the attorney was Jamie Egan, who worked in the D.A.'s office from 2000 to 2006 and later went into private practice. Egan, a Massachusetts native and Villanova Law School grad, also worked on the steering committee for Brian Grady, when the former deputy D.A. lost a primary campaign against D.A. Seth Williams in 2009.
Grady said Monday that he and Egan were "very close" but declined to comment further. The D.A.'s office also declined to comment on Egan's death.
Police received a call at 10:08 a.m. that a man was down on Columbus Boulevard.Egan was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:20 a.m. Police did not release Egan's name to the public.
Philadelphia attorney Scott Sigman, who worked with Egan in the D.A's narcotics unit, said his former colleague had a lot of integrity.
"He was a super guy, super dad, super D.A. and a super attorney," Sigman said.
Court records show that Egan still had active, criminal-defense cases, including several trials scheduled for next month.
Egan's father, James F.X. Egan, died last month in Connecticut. A family member of Egan's declined to comment yesterday.
Egan was married. It was unclear Monday how many children he had. n