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Death in Park is Officially Ruled a Suicide


WAITSBURG – The death of a man whose body was found in Preston Park on the afternoon of Tues., Feb. 2 has officially been ruled a suicide. Sheriff’s deputies found the body of William Joseph Irving, who operated Irving’s Leather in Waitsburg, with a note and a handgun. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, according to coroner Richard Greenwood.

Eyewitnesses to the event immediately contacted officials and were able to redirect traffic and pedestrians until Walla Walla County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene.


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