UPDATE FROM THE MERCED PD REGARDING SUICIDE AT PARKING STRUCTURE

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MERCED, CA – On February 4, 2016 at approximately 1:39 a.m. the Merced Police Department was called regarding a male subject that was on the edge of the parking structure appearing ready to jump off. When officers and emergency personnel arrived on scene they discovered that the male subject had jumped from the top floor of the north parking structure and hung himself.

The male subject was pronounced dead at the scene and detectives were called out to assist with the investigation of the case. Detectives are investigating this as a suicide only and have no information or evidence that shows otherwise. The identity of the male subject will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this case to contact Sgt. Gorman at (209) 385-6913 or (209) 385-4706, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP

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