Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Aquan Lewis death ruled suicide

Evanston police said today they agree with a Cook County medical examiner's report that a 10-year-old boy took his own life when he hung himself in a bathroom at his elementary school.

At an afternoon news conference, authorities released more details about the death of 5th-grader Aquan Lewis of Skokie.

The police investigation found that Aquan may have been alone for as long as 40 minutes before he was found hanging from a bathroom hook at Oakton Elementary School on Feb. 3.

There were no signs that he had fought or struggled with anyone prior to his death, said police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.

The boy's polo shirt was buttoned to the top and he had hung himself on a hook on the bathroom door.

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