Police respond to youth suicide

Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010

The Juneau Police Department responded to a reported suicide Wednesday afternoon in the 9200 block of Long Run Drive.

The body of Paul Whitehead, 15, was discovered by family members around noon, said JPD spokeswoman Cindee Brown Mills. When officers arrived it was apparent that Whitehead died from a self-inflicted gun shot, she said. Police chaplain Sam Dalin also was called to the scene.

Mills said if an individual is deceased, the officers on scene alert the state medical examiner. The investigation will remain open until certain toxicological reports are returned from the medical examiner.

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