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Medical examiner’s report: 9 suicides, 1 motor-vehicle-related death in 2016

There were nine deaths by suicide in 2016, according to the annual medical examiner report.
Dr. A. Quinn Strobl of the Midwest Examiners Office said that was the highest number of suicides in McLeod County that she has seen. She gave her report to the McLeod County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning.
There were four suicides in 2015, and four in 2014, Strobl said.
The average age of the suicide deaths in 2016 was 29, two of those were less than 21 years of age, the youngest being 16. Seven of the nine were male, and alcohol was a factor in two of the deaths.

Read the full story in the March 22 edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.