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Police Are Still Mum On Identity of Lacy Park Suicide Victim

The San Marino Police Department is still not able to release the identity of a man who allegedly took his own life in Lacy Park on Tuesday, July 17. Police Chief John Incontro told The Tribune that the name of the victim would possibly be released at the end of last week, but Incontro was unable to elaborate at that time.

“Some questions have come up and we just want to make sure we do things the right way,” Incontro said last Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly after the death, Incontro described the victim as a 58-year-old white male and San Marino resident. The man apparently entered the parking lot shortly after its opening at 6:00 a.m. on July 17. A park-goer noticed the deceased individual slumped over in the car at about 9:30 a.m. and called the SMPD. A note was left and at the time, there were no signs of foul play, according to Incontro, who has been working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

“It’s still our case, but involving the Sheriff’s Department gets us access to more investigative tools,” Incontro said. He said another investigation was begun shortly after the discovery of the body, but declined to elaborate, stating that a satisfactory conclusion was reached.

The San Marino Police Department is also investigating an incident of indecent exposure that took place in the back parking lot of the Crowell Public Library at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28.

According to Detective Vanessa Golden, there initially was nobody around when the transient pulled his pants down in the parking lot. Someone was parked nearby and saw through a rear-view mirror “the subject pulling his pants down for a couple of minutes looking up at the sun,” she said.

A library employee came out to open the gate, at which point the suspect quickly pulled his pants up.

Golden said there was no sexual intention.

“It’s an incident that someone saw this guy pull his pants down, but it wasn’t intentional to show to this person (in the car or the library employee) or to any other,” Golden said.

Officer William Liev arrived at the scene and spoke with the homeless person, who denied exposing himself for fear of being reprimanded. He was not charged by the San Marino Police Dept.

“We took him to Alhambra P.D. to verify his identity because he didn’t have identification on him and find out if he had a criminal record or if he was a missing person,” Golden said. “We do have this issue with transients. They sometime walk through our city and use the bathroom at the library.”

Senior Reporter Mario Boucher contributed to this story.

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