Suspicious death may have been suicide

 

STAFF REPORT

Preliminary reports find the death of deceased man found in a wooded area near Texas State University may have been self-inflicted, according to San Marcos officials.

Police investigators working the case Wednesday night and into Thursday learned new information and recovered additional evidence indicating Gregg G. Candelora, 34, may have taken his own life, officials said.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office also has ruled the death a suicide after conducting an autopsy on the body Thursday.

Police initially responded to a welfare check called in at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 29. by a person who found the body while walking through the woods. Fifteen minutes later, officers found Candelora’s body in a wooded area near a construction site in the 800 block of Chestnut Street, a block from Texas State University.

Candelora’s death was initially considered suspicious, and the area where his body was found was treated as a crime scene in accordance with SMPD standard operating procedure when investigating unattended deaths, officials said.

Candelora had previously been reported missing by his brother and ex-girlfriend, and authorities say he was last seen at about 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

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