Update: Authorities Say Sunbridge Hills' Death a Suicide

Authorities investigating body found Tuesday

According to authorities, the death of a man in his 60s was an apparent suicide.

Posted: Apr 17, 2018 2:02 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2018 3:21 PM

(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo.) The Sheriff's Department has determined that a dead body found in the Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area Tuesday belongs to a 62-year-old St. Joseph man.

Authorities said at this time, they believe it was a suicide. The Buchanan County Sheriff, Bill Puett Bill Puett, said someone on the trail found the body and then contacted 911. Authorities got to the scene just before 9 am Tuesday.

Sheriff Puett said Buchanan County's medical examiner, Dr. Adam Wineinger, examined the body but Puett does not know whether an autopsy has been scheduled.

We will continue to update this story as more information is made available.

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