Death at Upper Valley park ruled suicide

Death at Upper Valley park ruled suicide

POSTED: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 4:40pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:07am

[Editor's Note: NewsChannel 9 does not typically report on suicides, however, due to the nature and initial interest in this story, we have chosen to update the public.]

Update:The El Paso Police Department has ruled the death of a man in an Upper Valley park as a suicide.

EPFD responded to the call of a car fire around 2:22 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in Valley Creek Park near the intersection of Gomez Rd and Upper Valley Rd. When they extinguished the fire, they found the body of a 21-year-old man inside the car.

EPPD has since determined that the young man was depressed and chose to take his life. The case has been ruled a suicide and closed. Out of respect of the family, EPPD has not released the name of the young man.

Earlier (Tuesday, March 4): El Paso Police are investigating a body that was discovered inside a burned car in an Upper Valley park Tuesday afternoon.

EPPD confirm that they were dispatched to a vehicle fire at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday near at Valley Creek Park near the intersection of Gomez Road and Upper Valley Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they discovered the remains of a man inside of the burned out car.

Police investigators would not say if the body was located in the driver's or passenger seat of the car. The death is being treated as a homicide, because it is an unattended death. A police helicopter is searching the area as protocol, but has not turned up anything suspicious.

El Paso Police say that neighbors in the area should not be concerned for their safety at this time. We will continue to follow any developments in this story.

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Do you really buy that? Come on, I think its a cover up. Why haven't you posted what I wrote in the comments about this story? Where's the hard pressing reporting from the media about all of the deaths in this area in the last two months? You haven't replied back from what I wrote yesterday!

Where's the update to this story?

What another body off of Upper Valley? What about the body they found in the canal? I know the person who called it in and it wasn't the story the media put out.
What about the two bodies found off of Doniphan, both drug overdose, really? All this in a 5 mile radius really, all this in two months? Why isn't reporters asking questions. Is this just another cover up in El Paso about what's really going in the city not telling the truth

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