TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

UPMC McKeesport death ruled suicide

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 1:01 a.m.
 

A 23-year-old UPMC McKeesport patient's Aug. 21 death was a suicide, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office has determined.

The McKeesport woman, whose name has not been released, died of asphyxiation caused by a plastic bag placed over her head, the medical examiner said.

McKeesport Capt. of Detectives Tim Hanna said police responded to the call from the hospital's psychiatric ward at 1:56 a.m.

“After getting there and looking over all the evidence, we decided to call the county police to complete the investigation,” Hanna said on Monday.

He referred questions to county police, who could not be reached for comment by presstime.

Spokesman Mike Manko said the district attorney's office is not involved in the investigation.

UPMC officials could not be reached by presstime.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1965, or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Mon-Yough Laurels & Lances
  2. Charges held for court in robbery of Elizabeth gas station with machete
  3. Victim identified in fatal shooting in West Mifflin
  4. School officials hopeful of seeing increases in education funding under Wolf plan
  5. Seuss stories inspire ‘math in a hat’
  6. Elizabeth Township promotes police veteran to chief
  7. Ice jam wipes out McKeesport’s marina
  8. State grant to fund teacher training at Steel Valley school
  9. Winter weather likely to shorten summer vacation, delay commencement in East Allegheny
  10. McKeesport council awards bids for traffic signal upgrades
  11. Elizabeth Township, McKeesport impacted by ice jam on Youghiogheny River