A midwestern medical examiner is the first to find the body of a man who died when he was found dead on his apartment balcony, according to a new medical examiner certificate.
A spokesperson for the coroner’s office in Greenfield, Indiana, told the Associated Press that it issued a new certification this week, after an investigation by the Indiana State Police.
The certification confirms that the man, identified as John W. McBride, was dead.
McBride was found with a gunshot wound to the head on the night of June 26.
A preliminary investigation found that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Greenfield Police Department was initially called to the apartment where McBride was discovered.
When the officers arrived, they found the victim sitting on the balcony of a second-story apartment building.
The coroner’s official cause of death was a self inflicted gunshot wound, which the Greenfield police department has said could have been self-defense.
McBelle’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Greenfields police department, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana Medical Examiner’s Office.
The family also says the Greenburg police have failed to investigate the case and failed to conduct any investigation at all.