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Coroner: Cyanide suicide victim was schizophrenic

DENVER ” A Canadian man who killed himself with cyanide in a Denver hotel room was suffering from schizophrenia, the coroner said Friday. Medication to treat the disorder was found in his system.

Saleman Abdirahman Dirie’s body was found Aug. 11, two weeks before the start of the Democratic convention, in a hotel a few blocks from the state Capitol. A pound of highly toxic sodium cyanide was found in the room in a container that been opened, authorities said.

The autopsy report released Friday did little to clear up questions about why the 29-year-old Dirie had the cyanide and why he was in Denver. The FBI says Dirie’s death has no apparent connection to terrorism, and police say they don’t suspect foul play.The coroner ruled last week that Dirie committed suicide.


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