20-year-old Baraga County man dies in apparent suicide at Founder’s Landing

MARQUETTE — A 20-year-old Baraga County man was found dead at Founder’s Landing this morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Marquette Police Department.

Police Chief Blake Rieboldt said police received the call at about 8:40 this morning. An employee of the Marquette Parks and Recreation Department found the body seated at a picnic table above the boathouse across from the Landing Condominiums.

Police found the man with his head on the table holding a handgun.

Rieboldt said police were there within minutes of the wound.

“We were there pretty much immediately. There was a slight pulse at first, so they tried to do the best they could, … but it was already done,” Rieboldt said. “He wasn’t going to be saved.”

Det. Mike Archocosky said there is strong evidence to suggest that this was a suicide.

Next of kin have been notified, but police are waiting to release the name to give the family more time, Archocosky said.

No more information could be released, as the investigation is ongoing.