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Dead man at gas station probably killed himself, police say

March 28, 2013|By Lauren Williams, Times Community News

A dead man found in an Anaheim gas station driveway probably died of self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities said Wednesday.

Police first suspected Richard Swartz, 66, whose last known address was in Costa Mesa, was murdered.

His body was found in the driveway of a Mobil gas station at Lincoln Avenue and Sunkist Street in Anaheim on March 19, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn.

Swartz was pronounced dead 30 to 45 minutes later at a hospital.

Based on evidence and the autopsy, police determined that he most likely killed himself, Dunn said.

Swartz might have been homeless at the time of his death, Dunn said.


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