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Police ID Suicide Victim

Horsham Police have positively identified a man believed to have committed suicide earlier this week.

Horsham Police have been able to positively identify a man believed to have committed suicide earlier this week.
Horsham Police have been able to positively identify a man believed to have committed suicide earlier this week.

Horsham Police have been able to positively identify a man who was found Wednesday after an apparent suicide.

The man was found in a wooded area behind a home off of Marilyn Drive, police said. He died of hanging, according to police. 

Horsham Police Lt. Jon Clark said Friday that the man's identity was confirmed. His name has not been made public. 

"Our hearts go out to his family and friends," Clark said. 

The area where the man was found is in a neighborhood off of County Line Road between Blair Mill and Meetinghouse roads. Police believe that the man has not been in the woods prior to Monday afternoon.  

He was wearing blue jeans, a blue zippered hooded sweatshirt over a gray shirt, black sneakers, brown knit gloves and a knit hat, according to police. 

The man had a black wallet, but no identification, as well as cigarettes, a lighter and a pen on his person. Police described him as a white man with light brown facial hair. He appears to be in his mid-20s and has a thin build, police said. 

No scars, marks or tattoos can be determined at this time. 

Theresa Katalinas January 10, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Out of respect for the man's family and their heartbreaking loss, Patch is not naming the individual. Suicides are not something generally reported in the news unless the incident involves a public figure or a very public death. In this instance, the police were trying to identify the man and obviously help his family to find closure, so I posted the initial article to help with that.
Brian L January 10, 2014 at 08:19 PM
he had his whole life ahead of him. my heart goes out to his family.
Collin Murphy January 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM
They found out who he was
momto3 January 13, 2014 at 08:04 PM
I think bodies found in the woods or other unusual locations are generally considered news. However, my thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was apparently a student at HH High school.
edward wagner January 13, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Sad may be he could have gotten some help first,sad

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