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Likely suicide leaves questions in NY slaying
Suicide of Buffalo, NY, surgeon leaves unanswered questions in ex-girlfriend's slaying
By The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ' A former Army weapons expert-turned-trauma surgeon pursued after the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend at an upstate New York hospital has apparently killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

The apparent suicide quells the risk of more bloodshed and silences perhaps the only voice that might have answered the central question: What caused a gifted surgeon widely beloved as a lifesaver to end his life in a spasm of violence?

After a two-day nationwide manhunt, police say they found the body of a man believed to be 49-year-old Timothy Jorden in thick brush near the doctor's Lake Erie shoreline home.

Authorities had been searching for Jorden since Wednesday morning, when 33-year-old Jacqueline Wisniewski was found shot to death in a stairwell at the Erie County Medical Center.

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