In "Jessica Jones" episode 11 AKA I've Got the Blues Jessica and Trish search for the body of an old man.

In the first morgue they visit the morgue technician says:

Weird thing. He got hit by a car and thrown. The landing killed him. You don't see that much mid-city. Speeds are too low.

It's around 11 minutes in.

I think this dead old man is Leland Owlsley who was killed in "Daredevil" by Wilson Fisk who threw him down an elevator shaft.

I couldn't really match the face of the corpse, the contrast on my TV isn't great. I can't find anything on IMDB or the other usual wikis etc.

Is it the same character?

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Considering the real-time aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Owlsley died on April 7th. Jessica Jones happens between DareDevil Season 1 and Season 2, November 2015 ish. There's no way for that body to be Owlsley, as it would have decomposed way before this. The body in the morgue is pristine, likely a day or two at most.

But they obviously meant to imply it to be. Notice the profile of the face in the morgue:

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And Owlsley when he was still alive:

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Not sure if it's video magic, or a look alike, but Noticeably the eyes of the dead body are set much lower compared to the bridge of the nose, and the Aquiline nose hook nose bump/curve is missing, so it can't be Bob Gunton. There is no source online that says this is an actual cameo either, so it's just meant as a (bad) easter egg universe building attempt.

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    Interesting, thanks! I didn't know there were established dates for both series, shows how much attention I pay! Dec 28, 2015 at 20:59
  • @ThrowingSpoon Daredevil has a very set timeline. I can't find any dates in Jessica Jones other than "a while After DD S1". Luke Cage, which will air in 2016, is also set a few months after JJ S1, nearly real time. The Avengers movies are also nearly real time, with Ultron being 3 years after Avengers.
    – cde
    Dec 28, 2015 at 21:05
  • @ThrowingSpoon also, check this post screenrant.com/jessica-jones-easter-eggs-netflix-marvel-mcu/… specifically the crime den one. The fire bombing of Hells Kitchen happened in March 2015. And Sergeant Mahoney. He's in both series.
    – cde
    Dec 28, 2015 at 21:17
  • We're fairly confident that Jessica Jones happened in-universe way before November 2015; there are a lot of things that line up better if it's happening in late winter/early spring 2015: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/108331/…
    – KutuluMike
    Dec 28, 2015 at 22:25
  • Cool, maybe the timelines do fit then. Dec 28, 2015 at 22:31

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