We have Redacted The Name Of The Man For Family Members That Requested Privacy In This Tough Time.
Man Found Dead In What Police Say “appears to be consistent with a suicide” In Roanoke
On July 1, 2020 just after 11:30 a.m., Roanoke Police received a report of a person which we have learned is NAME REDACTED FOR FAMILY from a parking deck in the 100 block of Church Avenue SW. Responding officers located a deceased individual lying in the area below the parking garage. At this time, the incident appears to be consistent with a suicide. However, officers will continue to conduct a thorough death investigation.
Police spokeswoman Caitlyn Cline said that “the incident appears to be consistent with a suicide. However, officers will continue to conduct a thorough death investigation.”
The deceased was the owner of a Downtown restaurant which closed down in 2012 after 3 decades of service In Roanoke VA.
Note: It is our practice to not report suicides, with two exceptions: if the person is a public figure or if the event occurred visibly in a public setting. The public setting is the case in this post.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and hope they can find peace in such a difficult time.
If you or a loved one have thoughts of suicide please reach out to someone, anyone.