Coroner’s Office Believes Petrolia Death to Be a Suicide
This is an unusual but not unknown method of suicide. The gas can create a “toxic gas that poses significant hazards for death investigators, first responders and bystanders.” However, in this case, the first responders were not harmed.
“It is not uncommon for people to go out to the Petrolia area to commit suicide,” Stewart said. The man who died was from Oakland but had “been camping there with his family as a youth,” Stewart explained. “It is a beautiful area,” added Stewart.
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