WINTHROP, Mass. — Harvard University ethics professor and author Lawrence Kohlberg, believed to be depressed over a debilitating physical condition, may have committed suicide by walking into the ocean, police said today.
Kohlberg, 59, an internationally recognized author and professor of human moral development, has been missing since Jan. 17, police said. His Volkswagen was found four days later on Winthrop Street, a dead-end road that leads to the water. Police found Kohlberg's wallet, containing about $100, and his jacket inside the car.