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Man, 50, Found Dead in Car in Church Lot

Body was found Thursday afternoon outside St. Irenaeus Church in Rochester Hills; suicide is suspected, police say.

The body of a 50-year-old man was found Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a Rochester Hills church, authorities have confirmed.

The discovery outside on Old Perch was confirmed by Capt. Michael Johnson of the .

The man, who is believed to have committed suicide, was found dead inside his own car, Johnson said.

The discovery happened around 3:30 p.m.

Out of respect for the privacy of the man's family and friends and pending notification of the family, the man's name was not released Thursday night.

Patricia February 03, 2012 at 09:41 PM
A little compassion please, or say nothing. There is pain that caused this and pain left and sorrow left in its wake-My thoughts and prayers are with those effected by this gentlemans passing.
Barbara Krueger February 03, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Just curious. Jeff Murri the President and General Manager of WJBK TV died suddenly. Same age as this gentleman. So sad.
Al Trudeau February 03, 2012 at 09:54 PM
May God be with this troubled soul and especially may He be with the family the man leaves behind to grieve and wonder. Al Trudeau, Oakland Twp.
Sandy Tabacchi February 03, 2012 at 11:34 PM
It will be a long time before I can look at the parking lot without thinking of what happened there yesterday. When I first saw the flashing lights and heard the sirens and helicopters I was curious, but now to know that a tragedy occurred there, I can only pray for the family that remains.
Brendan February 04, 2012 at 03:42 AM
David, The Patch wasted no time when this suicide happened earlier in the year in a car to publish photos http://rochester.patch.com/articles/sheriffs-officers-investigating-death-near-rochester-hills-park

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