Update on Coroner’s investigation on Bourne

mcsoThe Mono County Sheriff’s Office arranged for an autopsy in the death of Dr. Andrew Bourne of Mammoth Lakes.  Following is the press release issued Friday evening:

“Dr. Andrew Bourne, age 46, of Mammoth Lakes, was found deceased by his spouse on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 24th.

An autopsy was conducted on the morning of Friday January 27, 2012 by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner with results confirming that Dr. Bourne did commit suicide. There is no evidence to suspect foul play in his death. Final cause of death is still pending toxicological results which could take several weeks or longer.”

Asked what other factors led the Coroner to conclude that Dr. Bourne did take his own life, Mono County Undersheriff Ralph Obenberger said things at the scene of Dr. Bourne’s death, but he declined to discuss these details.

Santa Barbara news outlets have reported that their sources say Dr. Bourne injected himself with drugs.

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Grrrr!
Grrrr!
10 years ago

I, too, thought the article was well written. I do not know the Bourne families but my heart goes out to each and everyone of them.
I am so thankful that he didn’t physically harm or kill his family

Chris
Chris
10 years ago
Reply to  Grrrr!

I appreciate Kaat’s concern for the messages we send to our youth–it obviously comes from a place of caring and concern. Unfortunately, people do choose suicide. One of my classmates from high school took her life on Jan 23rd of this year. She knew she was loved, and even said… Read more »

so sad
so sad
10 years ago

Your point is well taken kaat, but I found the article beautifully written, and it helps those of us who knew, respected and loved Dr. Bourne to try to make sense of how such a thing could happen. I only speak for myself, my family and friends who were very… Read more »

Jake
Jake
10 years ago

You need to go back re read what was wrote… it said it was to bad Andy could not hold on the tide was going to turn. At this point everyone needs to slow down and reach out to other who are hurting. Seem we blow off people in pain… Read more »

kaat
kaat
10 years ago

It is unfortunate that Dr. Bourne’s friend wrote an article in The Sheet newspaper this week giving the exact “recipe” that Dr. Bourne used to take his own life….is that really something that should be made public ? Additionally, the article all but “romanticizes” the imagined moments leading up to… Read more »

beenthere
beenthere
10 years ago
Reply to  kaat

This is so tragic on so many levels for so many families….but suicide, when all is said and done, is the selfish act of a coward, leaving all (including kids, parents, spouses, friends…) that are left behind to wonder wtf… forever.