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Tallmadge man's death outside Falls hospital ruled suicide

By STEVE WIANDT Reporter Published: April 16, 2017 12:00 AM

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- The death of a 57-year-old Tallmadge man whose body was found in a hospital parking lot on April 4 was ruled a suicide, according to the county coroner.

Cuyahoga Falls police were called to Western Reserve Hospital by a nurse supervisor who reported finding a man in the facility's west parking lot with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the police report.

Western Reserve Hospital is located at 1900 23rd St. in Cuyahoga Falls.

The Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department responded to the scene and the 57-year-old man was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m. by an Akron General/Cleveland Clinic Hospital doctor.

An investigator for the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene, the report said.

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The death was ruled a suicide, Gary Guenther, chief investigator for the medical examiner, said on April 12, adding the cause was a gunshot wound to the neck.

Western Reserve Hospital had no comment, according to Mark Bosko, the hospital's vice president of marketing and public relations.

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