Final Coroner's report on the suicide of John Lang released

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner's office has released the final report on what they are calling the suicide of John Lang.


In January, firefighters found Lang barricaded inside his burning home on Van Ness Avenue in Central Fresno in January. He had some stab wounds and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Coroners have determined the wounds were self-inflicted.

Investigators had initially called his death suspicious as they said it appears his house was intentionally set on fire.

The Coroner's final report said the cause of death was inhalation of smoke and soot due to the fire. Multiple stab wounds were listed as a contributing factor.
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