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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. 

Brian L January 09, 2014 at 04:59 PM
So sad hope they find out who he is.
raechel January 09, 2014 at 11:09 PM
Me too. This is so sad. May he rest in peace 😞
raechel January 09, 2014 at 11:10 PM
Has there been any new developments? He was so young, I'm afraid I may have known him
Theresa Katalinas (Editor) January 09, 2014 at 11:11 PM
Nothing yet, Raechel. I'll post an update as soon as I hear more.
Leigh January 10, 2014 at 07:27 AM
How horrible! Rest in peace.
Beth Hun January 10, 2014 at 09:25 AM
This is so sad to read, I have 2 children in their 20's and as a parent my heart aches for his family and friends. People if you feel life is just too hard to deal with please open up and talk to someone because I can promise you someone loves you more than you can imagine. If something happened to one of my children I don't know what I would do, cant even put into words the pain and loss I would feel, id never be the same.
Cathy January 10, 2014 at 01:39 PM
any news? I'm so sorry for the family and lift you up in prayer this is a shock and such a tragedy.
Kyle Mueller January 10, 2014 at 01:52 PM
Such a shame. I wish someone would have seen the warning signs and just talked to him. All it takes is one person...R.I.P dude
Stephen Staruch January 10, 2014 at 06:05 PM
I knew him he lived right down the street from me he was 17 or 18 I knew him since I was 7 basically grew up knowing him it's very sad.. R.I.P Ed
Brian C. Watts January 10, 2014 at 07:39 PM
A lot of people are saying it is a local kid, Eduardo, that I know. It is only a rumor, since the officials haven't released his name. The kid rumored, had a lot of problems recently, but was a awesome guy. Hoping it isn't him, but I guess we wait.
Theresa Katalinas (Editor) 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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