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Laguna man found dead in apparent suicide

May 18, 2012

A man was found dead on a trail near Morningside Drive on Thursday afternoon in an apparent suicide.

Police received a call at 2:14 p.m. from a man and woman who said they found a body while walking a trail near the 1100 block, according to Lt. Jason Kravetz of the Laguna Beach Police Department.

Officers at the scene determined that the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Kravetz said. He was fully clothed, and a handgun was found near his body.

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He was 20 years old and a resident of Laguna Beach.

Police are not releasing the name of the man and are waiting to notify next of kin.

—Joanna Clay

Twitter: @joannaclay

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