Man discovered hanging in McDonald’s bathroom

ST. GEORGE — A man was discovered Friday afternoon hanging in the bathroom of a St. George fast food restaurant.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., police responded to McDonald’s restaurant located at 1235 S. Bluff Street in St. George on a report of an adult male found dead in the bathroom, St. George Police Sgt. Jordan Minnick said.

Police responded to McDonald’s restaurant, 1235 S. Bluff Street, on a report of a man discovered hanging in the bathroom, St. George, Utah, March 18, 2016 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News
Police responded to McDonald’s restaurant, 1235 S. Bluff Street, on a report of a man discovered hanging in the bathroom, St. George, Utah, March 18, 2016 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

The man, who was not an employee of the restaurant, had died from an apparent suicide, Minnick said.

A McDonald’s employee discovered the man hanging in the bathroom during the busy lunchtime hour.

The restaurant lobby was cleared and closed to patrons for some time as authorities tended to the scene. The drive-thru remained open to customers.

Minnick said the incident is still under investigation.

“There’s a few different things that may come into factor,” Minnick said, “and so they’re still trying to figure out which one of those played a contributing part to his death.”

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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Ed. note: As a general practice, St. George News does not cover deaths that appear to be a suicide unless the action has a wider impact on the community – as in cases like this that unfold in a public manner. It is not anticipated that additional information about the incident will be pursued or released by St. George News.

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7 Comments

  • IDIOT COMMENTERS March 18, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    strange stories today. could be a bad omen…

  • Scarlet March 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    This is very sad. But for crying out loud, shut down the drive-thru McDonald’s. How would you like to be driving up for your lunch just as the coroner van is loading up the body!!!!! Employees had to keep working with a dead body in the store.

    • ladybugavenger March 19, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Agreed! Should have shutdown McDonald’s. Feel for the employees that had to keep working, it’s terrible

    • 42214 March 19, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      I wouldn’t trust a hamburger there for the next few weeks.

  • RealMcCoy March 19, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    It’s hard to order a happy meal when they’re wheeling out a corpse.
    $10 says the picture with the stretcher has it’s own internet meme by the end of next week.

  • Jamie March 25, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Seriously that is pretty much McDONALDS SAYING “WE DONT REALLY CARE ABOUT THE INCIDENT WE SURLY DONT CARE ABOUT OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE COMPLETELY DO NOT CARE ABOUT OUR CUSTOMARS”

    HOWEVER THE TRUE POINT IN THIS IS THE VICTIM … SO EVERYONE ELES CAN SHUT UP BESIDES THE POOR PERSON WHO FOUND HIM
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • Tracy April 3, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve always said eating at McDonalds would kill you!

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