Man found in Lehigh River committed suicide, coroner rules

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The Lehigh County Coroner's office ruled that the man whose body was recovered in the Lehigh River under the Hokendauqua Bridge in Whitehall Township yesterday committed suicide.
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Who has the right

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Jun 10, 2008
 
What if the guy was just trying to go swimming??? Thought the water under the bridge was deep enough, does not mean he commited suicide!!!! Rule it accidental you morons!!!

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Pawleys Island, SC

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Jun 10, 2008
 
Who has the right wrote:
What if the guy was just trying to go swimming??? Thought the water under the bridge was deep enough, does not mean he commited suicide!!!! Rule it accidental you morons!!!
You're assuming they didn't find a suicide note? Could have been on his body or at his residence.
Information on suicide notes is often not disclosed to the press or public for the sake of the family.
If the Coroner's Office ruled it suicide, they have enough evidence to do so.
You are almost all tools

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#4
Jun 10, 2008
 
Told you so.
tired of the bs

Douglassville, PA

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Jun 10, 2008
 
What's really disturbing is that they had to have a surveyor come to the scene to determine whose jurisdiction it was.
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Jun 10, 2008
 
tired of the bs wrote:
What's really disturbing is that they had to have a surveyor come to the scene to determine whose jurisdiction it was.
The bigger question the surveyors had to answer was did his foot cross the line into the other's jurisdiction. What if his body was on the line? Do you take where his feet are or the head is?
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#7
Jun 10, 2008
 
Who has the right wrote:
What if the guy was just trying to go swimming??? Thought the water under the bridge was deep enough, does not mean he commited suicide!!!! Rule it accidental you morons!!!
Read the full article and you will understand why it was announced as a suicide.
shaggy

Westerville, OH

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#8
Jun 10, 2008
 
They better paint a line on the bridge so it isn't so confusing for them next time.....Has it really come to this?
Oh Man

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Jun 10, 2008
 
scout wrote:
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Read the full article and you will understand why it was announced as a suicide.
Not enough info in there to tell what happened. Unless you mean the full article in something other than the MCALL rag.

So, was this one of the Catty crackheads that everyone was speculating about?
lebowski

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#10
Jun 10, 2008
 
has anybody seen super troopers? you knew this jurisdictional greivance was coming!
This world is NUTS

Allentown, PA

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Jun 10, 2008
 
tired of the bs wrote:
What's really disturbing is that they had to have a surveyor come to the scene to determine whose jurisdiction it was.
I hope he was not alive when they had to figure that out and then died waiting to see who's side he was on~
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#12
Jun 10, 2008
 
Whitehall Twp. is in Lehigh County, North Catasauqua is in Northampton County... it's all a matter of stats!
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Jun 10, 2008
 
tired of the bs wrote:
What's really disturbing is that they had to have a surveyor come to the scene to determine whose jurisdiction it was.
That's what I was thinking.......
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Bethlehem, PA

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#14
Jun 10, 2008
 
Do they have people that drown in the Delawre River subject to a surveyor first? He /she may have jumped in above milford N and could hav drowned in PA or NY or NJ or DE and in different counties or in the Recreational Area. And if we aren't sure where the person drowned, then what? do we have a squabble amongst all these different governmental entities?A surveyor, the dumbest part of the whole deal. And then again he might've been trying to cool off.
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#15
Jun 10, 2008
 
he was not a crackhead. he was a real nice man with a family. i feel really bad for what they are going through at this time. my thoughts and prayers are with them.
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#16
Jun 10, 2008
 
No where does it say the authorities stood there with there thumbs up their butts waiting for the surveyor. You people are all reading into this. It says that jurisdiction had to be determined to investigate. Period. Unless we have a witness who saw everyone standing around doing nothing prior to helping the victim, you are all talking out of your backsides!
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Jun 11, 2008
 
Oh Man wrote:
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Not enough info in there to tell what happened. Unless you mean the full article in something other than the MCALL rag.
So, was this one of the Catty crackheads that everyone was speculating about?
who is everyone. give me names knuckle head.that is a dumb statement.
Piece

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#18
Jun 11, 2008
 
First off no Brian was not a crackhead! He was a very dear man who was a hard worker who was going through a rough time. He had many people who loved him and had a wonderful family! The family is very upset and very hurt. This is a hard time for family and friends. Yes, it was a suicide, no he was not going swimming, and that is what makes it harder for the family and friends to deal with. His mother has been very sick and almost passed away 2 monthes ago and is still having trouble till this day, and Brian's brother passed away 5 years ago in a car accident. So please respect the family and friends and send your condolences. Brain, I hope you are at piece with yourself now, but I wish you would have thought about what you did and are doing to your mother since you took you life into your hands. Piece be with YOU! Family and friends my thoughts and prayers are with you.xoxox
ayoo im 16

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#19
Jun 11, 2008
 
i was there looking at the body swimming with my friends
it was very scary, i thought that was a safe place to swim and have fun because the pools are expensive. I dont think i can look at another river in the world without looking at that body.
if he commited suicide wow i give all my wishes to them. i hope they can get through this. im trying to right now. i cant go to sleep without knowing that they are in pain.

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Since: Mar 07

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#20
Jun 11, 2008
 
Yeah the cops hard at work again. Stand around for an hour and a half waiting for them to tell what juristiction the guy in the water was in
Rebus wrote:
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The bigger question the surveyors had to answer was did his foot cross the line into the other's jurisdiction. What if his body was on the line? Do you take where his feet are or the head is?
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Jun 11, 2008
 


God bless the family. Some of you people are horrible talking about someone you do not even know. You are heartless. I hope know one you know or love ever commits suicide.
It may even be you yourself. Think before you talk.

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