Cause of Death Deemed Suicide for Man By Metra Tracks

The 49-year-old was found last week near the Hazel viaduct. He was unconscious and it’s not clear if he was struck by a train or fell.

Updated Friday 4:30 p.m.:

The medical examiner has determined that David Di Paolo committed suicide, according to a statement from the Village of Glencoe.

He suffered a "massive trauma to his head, causing his death," the statement says. It did not explain the source of the trauma. 

According to his obituary, Di Paolo was a married father of three.

Original story from Wednesday:

The unconscious man found Thursday by the side of the Metra tracks in Glencoe has died, according to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Glencoe officials identified him as 49-year-old David DiPaolo of Winnetka. He was found at about 6 a.m., breathing but unconscious.

He was pronounced dead on Tuesday, though it is still not clear if he was hit by a train or fell and hit his head, the Sun-Times article says.

You can read the full Sun-Times article here.


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