Homewood Death Outside Home Depot Ruled Suicide

Few details are being offered out of respect for the family, but Homewood police have confirmed a suicide death Sunday evening.

A 50-year-old man was found dead inside of a vehicle in a parking lot along the 17800 block of Halsted Street Sunday night, according to police.

Homewood Detective Sergeant Denise McGrath said police were called to the scene around 7:41 p.m. The Cook County Medical examiner has ruled the death a suicide, McGrath added.

No other details have been provided out of respect for the man's family. We will update this story should any more information become available.

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1friends1 September 24, 2012 at 10:06 PM
God Bless him and may he rest in peace with his final thoughts!
Juvenal September 24, 2012 at 10:38 PM
2 men found dead in cars parked very publicly in Homewood in recent months and 2 (very quick) police determinations of suicide. What are the odds???
Doris C Jeske September 24, 2012 at 10:58 PM
May this gentleman rest in peace.... I am concerned that more investigation hopefully will be done since just a few months ago a similar incident took place and another man was found in his car outside Bogarts Restaurant on Dixie Hwy in Homewood...This also was deemed a suicide... Why 2 men both in Homewood, both in their cars ,both in parking lots of local businesses...??? Seems very coincidental!
1friends1 September 24, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Interesting,,,, may the truth be told
patricia marshall September 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Some one is killing them guys suicide right we need to do a movement people right away they cant keep killing and nothing happen some got give quick
Juvenal September 25, 2012 at 04:36 AM
You're right Dee Dee, no semicompetent small town police force has ever closed the books on a suspicious death case by calling it a suicide and later been proven wrong. And this last one was decided over a Sunday night. That is really fast work!
Meredith T. September 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Given that you don't know what evidence thre was, I find your conspiracy theory off base. For all you know there may be overwhelming evidence that this was a suicide including notes and despondent phone calls. Doing it in a car in a public place makes sense to me... perhaps these men didn't want to sully their family homes with their deaths and have their loved ones deal with the trauma of finding them in the home. I think denying the veracity of the finding when you don't know what the findings were is pretty off base.
Joe Diorio September 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Firing off from the cheap seats is easy Juvenal. Use your real name if you want to intimate the HPD as a semi-competent small town police force. What's your agenda?
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Patricia Marshall, your comment was deleted because it was in violation of our terms of use.
Mr Who September 25, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Juvenile, Patricia, friends, Angie, your all got problems. In both cases the evidence was clear. In bogarts incident there was a video from a surveillance camera that showed the incident from the time the car pulls up to the time the police arrive. I the last on as e patch reported the medical examiner was also on scene to investigate along with Homewood PD.
Mr Who September 25, 2012 at 02:29 PM
You post anonymous accusations on the web with no evidence or facts just speculation. These postings cause rumors and pain for these families. Allow them to grieve and have their closure.
ridgeroadmike September 25, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I would imagine the odds to be pretty good, actually. Can someone with a better understanding of probabilities do the math? I'd be interested to know what the actual odds were. BTW, Angie Nicole, 2 does not make a trend.
ridgeroadmike September 25, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Yes! Exactly! Coincidences. They do happen. And they don't mean that there are Libyan death squads cruising around Homewood murdering villagers and making them all look like suicides.
Brian James September 25, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Thanks Ryan.
Mikki September 25, 2012 at 05:12 PM
All of this conjecture is great for a hypothetical discussion; unless you are the one(s) this tragedy has affected. I am a very close friend of the family of the deceased and do not appreciate how flippantly this is being discussed. Please respect the privacy of the family.
SouthSide September 25, 2012 at 06:33 PM
May he find peace in God's loving embrace. May his family find peace in knowing that their loved one is no longer in pain. God bless everyone.
patricia marshall September 25, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Man this site on bull sh.. u cant say wat u feel i am off this site
patricia marshall September 25, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Yeah show me the tape
Susan Dudik September 26, 2012 at 07:46 PM
These are people's lives. Even if we didn't know them, they are neighbors--fellow humans, at least. Their families are grieving, and may well be reading these comments. Maybe these theories could be discussed in person over coffee or a drink, a bit more discreetly. @Patricia Marshall, I find it horrifying that you'd comment that you want to be shown the tape.
bob lexow September 28, 2012 at 02:22 AM
God bless ray. He was a good man and deserves respect like anybody else would want. My prayers go out 2 his family
Pat G September 29, 2012 at 01:26 PM
There are some really stupid people on this site. Patricia Marshall has to be the front runner. It's a shame you can tell something about a person based on the way they speak. As for a conspiracy in Homewood, it is not. I knew this man and he had issues he could not handle here on earth. HPD did a solid job. Rest easy people, there is no serial killer out there making it look like suicides.


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