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Family wants man exhumed to contest coroner’s suicide ruling

The Associated Press

INDIANA, Pa. — The mother of a Pennsylvania man found hanging from a rope — but also shot in the face — wants his body exhumed so his family can challenge the coroner’s ruling that he killed himself.


The Indiana Gazette reports an Indiana County judge will hear the request March 4.

Forty-seven-year-old Andrew Dubnansky was found dead Dec. 4 by his wife in woods near his home. Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman didn’t conduct an autopsy but ruled the death suicide, saying the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. The coroner says Dubnansky killed himself after discussing marital troubles with his wife and leaving to go hunting.

Bradley Ophaug, the attorney for Dubnansky’s mother, says his relatives doubt the suicide finding, saying he had a girlfriend, job and planned to leave his wife and move in with his brother.