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Man found dead in apparent suicide in Beirut

An archive photo of a building in Verdun, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: A man was found dead in an apparent suicide in the upscale Beirut neighborhood of Verdun Wednesday, a security source told The Daily Star.

Mazen Amine Merhi was found with a single gunshot wound below the mouth, the source, quoting a preliminary police report, said.

The distance between the weapon used and the man’s face was estimated to be one centimeter, prompting police to believe the man had committed suicide.

Merhi was found locked in his vehicle outside Building 730 in Verdun.

Forensic experts arrived to the scene of the incident.

Merhi is a relative of the wife of former Health Minister Mohammad Jawad Khalife.

 

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