Man's drowning ruled a suicide

August 22, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The death of a disabled man whose body was found Saturday morning in a creek near his Southeast Baltimore home has been ruled a s u i c i d e by drowning, city police said.

The 41-year-old was born with cerebral palsy and lived with his mother and sister in the 900 block of Alricks Way in Armistead Gardens, police said.

The man, who had been depressed, was reported missing less than an hour before his body was found in water about feet deep, said homicide Detective Mark Hughes. The body was about 300 feet downstream from where police found his electric wheelchair at the end of a wooded path, he added.

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