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September 5th, 2008
Police investigate
suicide at bridge

EDITOR’s NOTE: As a general rule, newspapers do not report on suicides unless some other component of the story makes it newsworthy. In this case, the public nature of the act warrants mention.

From the city of San Marcos

Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a San Marcos man whose body was found hanging from a railroad bridge over the Blanco River Friday morning.

Police were notified after a school student spotted the body in the 1800 block of River Road while riding the bus to school. She called her mother who then called police.

Police did not release the name of the man, a 20-year-old from San Marcos. Justice of the Peace Joanne Prado has ordered an autopsy.

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