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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Apparent Suicide Victim Found At Garage Fire in Cass County MO

Just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday night- firefighters from Pleasant Hill- South Metro- Prairie Township and the Central Cass departments were called to a reported "structure fire- detached garage on fire" in the 18200 block of BB Highway- which sits between Pleasant Hill and Raymore in northern Cass county.

When fire crews arrived- they found heavy flames coming from the garage- but then they also report finding a nearby house "heavily-charged with (natural) gas" and a male dead on the "back patio" with what at least two fire commanders stated was "a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

The medical examiner was called to deal with the deceased man- and about 15 minutes after arrival fire crews reported having the scene "secure" and began attacking the garage fire- which destroyed that structure but did not spread to the house.

The entire incident is being investigated by the Cass County Sheriff's Department. 

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