UPDATE: Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle at Hillcrest Park Apparently Committed Suicide

April 30, 2014 · 24 comments

A man found dead inside a vehicle at Hillcrest Park in Concord on Tuesday afternoon apparently committed suicide, according to Concord Police.

The death appears to have been a suicide based on evidence at the scene and statements from the family, police said.

An investigation revealed the victim had been suffering for several years from chronic pain, police said.

The victim was a 54-year-old Concord resident.

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1 MadMom April 30, 2014 at 6:53 AM

This is a very sad story. My heart goes out to the family.

2 JET April 30, 2014 at 7:27 AM

RIP…. so sad that things got so bad in his life, that this was the best solution for him.

3 Anon April 30, 2014 at 7:43 AM

So sad. I hope he found the peace he was seeking. Condolences to his family.

4 Darwin April 30, 2014 at 8:17 AM

RIP

5 anon April 30, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Very sad. When I was in high school a friends father had chronic pain in the head and took his own life. He left a wife and three children.

6 Michelle April 30, 2014 at 8:34 AM

RIP…prayers and condolences to his family. I still don’t understand why people feel they do not have choices in life.

7 R.I.P... April 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Sad end to a journey interrupted. Why is the car
still there as of 9:30am Wed.
Condolences to family.

8 Prayers April 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM

How sad this is…R.I.P., may your journey continue on the other side, and hopefully your family can find peace and forgiveness.

9 gg April 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM

So sad. Prayers for the family.

10 Pleasant Hill Resident I April 30, 2014 at 10:15 AM

So sad. Prayers to his family members.

11 Laura April 30, 2014 at 10:32 AM

It’s so sad. I just arrived there as my daughter’s school had a soccer game there at the park at the same time and it was upsetting to them to see the police and coroner’s van show up. I saw the wife sitting on the grass crying and I asked her if she was okay. I didn’t know how to comfort her. At that point, I didn’t know what had happened.

12 Incognito April 30, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Very sad.

13 gonzo April 30, 2014 at 2:16 PM

so sad prayers to his family

14 anonanonagain April 30, 2014 at 2:22 PM

RIP to the poor man. @ Laura, that must have been awful seeing the poor woman grieving. Tragic….

15 Pucky April 30, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I can actually understand why someone can do this…”the victim had been suffering for several years from chronic pain” There are many levels to chronic pain…The longer one has it, the worse it gets…I have over 3 1/2 years and counting…Not Countdown…

16 RanchgirlCA April 30, 2014 at 3:28 PM

So sorry for this man, his family and friends. Prayers to them all.

17 Julio April 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Agree with Pucky, as a person with cronic pain for over 50 years. We do go on whether we like it or not with some understanding why someone could do that. Hope he has peace. Thanks to Laura for taking time to talk with his wife.

18 Sad April 30, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Very sad. The end result of severe depression.

19 Overhill May 1, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Depression sucks. I wish I knew why I had it. Nothing in my life is wrong, but I feel like I don’t want it anymore. For normal people, life looks like a wide open field of possibilities. But for people with depression, life looks like a tiny hole in a wall with a sign above it that says “Haha, figure it out”. I’m lucky. My depression is counteracted by the thought of what could be on the other side of that wall, sadly some don’t have that.

20 Teresa Allen May 1, 2014 at 8:17 AM

So very sad! I have chronic pain it is hard to live with it day in and day out!!! So sorry for the family and friends

21 Marianne May 1, 2014 at 9:56 AM

I really don’t like hearing about things like this. I really hope he finds peace. RIP you are loved.

22 MamaP May 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM

I find it helpful to ask if there is someone you can call for them. The pain is so bad that the survivor isn’t thinking clearly. I have offered rides home, pick up children from school-taking the parent with me-or going to the school or calling to let them know why the person has not picked up their child, give rides to hospitals in case of car accidents, etc. I have told people I will stay with them until a person of their choice can come to help them. RIP dear soul…God Speed

23 Marissa May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I would–but a lawyer knows best…how to help.

24 Marissa May 1, 2014 at 2:13 PM

This is painful..I have no recourse!

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