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2 people found dead in Long Beach, 1 an apparent suicide

November 4, 2011 |  6:13 pm

Authorities Friday continued to investigate the apparent suicide of a Long Beach woman who weighted herself, sank and drowned in the Colorado Lagoon, as well as the presumed accidental death of a man whose body was found beneath the Willow Street bridge underpass.

Both bodies were discovered Friday morning about three hours apart, said Lisa Massacani of the Long Beach Police Department. She said the deaths appear to be unrelated.

Los Angeles County coroner's officials identified the suicide victim as Debby Winsberg, 51.

Craig Harvey, chief of operations for the coroner's office, said the dead man is 42 and is being listed as “indigent/homeless.” Harvey withheld the man's name pending notification of his family.

“It’s being handled as accident versus a homicide, but it could be natural as well,” Harvey said of the man’s death.


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-- Matt Stevens