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M.C. Coroner Investigates Suicide

September 30, 2012

  10/01/12 The Marshall County Coroner’s office assisted the Marshall County Police Department Friday afternoon at a residence on 14th Road near Argos, where a 71 year old man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   James K. Sjoquist of 8146 14th Road took his own life shortly before 1:00 Friday afternoon in the basement of his residence.  Mr. Sjoquist was found by his wife who was upstairs at the time preparing lunch.

Office Jonathan Bryant was the lead investigator for the Marshall County Police Department and assisted Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger at the scene. Cleavenger said that his investigation is nearly complete and that both he and the Marshall County Police Department do not suspect any foul play.  Mr. Sjoquist’s body was removed to a funeral home in Plymouth following the coroner’s investigation.

One Response to “ M.C. Coroner Investigates Suicide ”

  1. Blueberry Kid on September 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Such a private, personal loss to the Argos family of Mr. Sjoquist.
    WTCA handled the story with compassion and respect for the family.
    Last week’s photo in The Pilot of the fire victim being attended to and surrounded by family was insensitive at the very least. A picture of the helocopter flying away would have told the same story and given the family some privacy. The Pilot tried to defend itself in part with a reference to the New York Times. I remember
    from journalism class that the motto of the Times was ” All the news fit to print”.