Officials learn little of general's death

Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008

ANCHORAGE - Air Force investigators say toxicology reports found alcohol, but no drugs in Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Tinsley, who took his own life in July.

Tinsley was commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage.

Air Force officials said the investigation is consistent with their initial assessment: that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators said they did not find a suicide note nor any indication that Tinsley planned his death. They said Tinsley had no financial troubles or other issues to indicate a suicidal motive.

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