Pioneer Park death ruled a suicide
June 30, 2021
LA CONNER — The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday afternoon that the 19-year-old Whidbey Island man found dead in a car in Pioneer Park in La Conner in the early afternoon June 23 committed suicide.
Tobin Meyer, chief criminal deputy with the Sheriff’s Office, said in a phone call that it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Investigators believe the death to be consistent with a suicide.
Officers responded at 1:29 p.m. to a 911 call from a passerby in the park. They found the victim slumped over from a possible gunshot wound and apparently dead. Detecti...