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Follow-up on Probable Suicide

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Date: March 19, 2009
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, AZ. – A man found deceased in his residence within Grand Canyon National Park on Monday has been identified as Richard Dennis Schultz. 

On Monday, March 16, 2009, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report that a male subject had been found deceased in a residence within the park.  Upon arriving at the residence, rangers confirmed the death and began an investigation into the incident.  The cause of death was determined to be suicide by the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

Schultz, a Grand Canyon resident, was 60 years old.

-NPS-

 
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PLANTS IN THE GRAND CANON

There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park. This variety is largely due to the 6,000 foot elevation change from the river up to the highest point on the North Rim. More...