Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

June 17, 2013

Parking lot death believed suicide

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — An elderly man living in Friendship Towers was found dead late Sunday, the victim of an apparent suicide.

Corsicana Police were called to the parking lot of Friendship Towers in Corsicana shortly at 10:14 p.m. Sunday after a man was found unresponsive in his van in the complex parking lot.

Arriving officers found the deceased man slumped over in the driver’s seat, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives found a gun in the victim’s vehicle.

Justice of the Peace Jackie Freeland identified the victim as Ivanhoe Newlin, 72, a resident of Friendship Towers. Freeland ruled the death to be a suicide.