June 20, 2014

Elizabethtown man dies by suicide


---- — ELIZABETHTOWN — An Elizabethtown man died by suicide in the woods near Cobble Hill Golf Course on Wednesday.

A golfer seeking a ball that dropped in the wooded area between the third-hole fairway and Route 9N found the body of Timothy H. Cox with a 12-gauge shotgun on the ground beside him, State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said on Thursday.

Cox, 64, had shot himself, she said.

"Police determined the scene to be consistent with suicide," she said.

She didn't know exactly when Cox had ended his life.

Essex County Coroner Walter Marvin III authorized the man's body be taken to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, where an autopsy was scheduled for 4 p.m. today. 

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