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Police: Michael Scott Death Was Suicide

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Police: Michael Scott Death Was Suicide


Police Superintendent Jody Weis says the investigation of the death of Chicago Board of Education President Michael Scott’s death is complete. Weis said Friday there’s no evidence the 60-year-old was a crime victim. He added the physical evidence points to suicide.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office quickly ruled Scott’s Nov. 16 death a suicide. But Chicago police continued investigating. Weis says a key piece of evidence was gun residue on Scott’s left hand. The pattern of residue was consistent with Scott pulling the trigger.

Weis says police used surveillance cameras and computer software to track Scott in his final hours. Police say he didn’t stop or meet with anyone between the time he left his sister’s place and when he arrived near the Chicago River, where his body was found.

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