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.
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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