The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has made a preliminary determination that the stab wound sustained by Rafael Cruz was consistent with being self-inflicted, according to information released Friday afternoon, Aug. 14, by the Union County Sheriff's Office.

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has made a preliminary determination that the stab wound sustained by Rafael Cruz was consistent with being self-inflicted, according to information released Friday afternoon, Aug. 14, by the Union County Sheriff's Office.

The official cause of death will be determined by Union County Coroner David Applegate, pending complete autopsy results.

"The wound and the evidence collected at the scene appear to be consistent with a suicide," Sheriff Jamie Patton said in the statement.

The case remains under investigation.

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Man found dead at mobile home park

Several law enforcement agencies are investigating the death of a Mexican man who was found in the New Dover Estates mobile home park the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 12.

According to information released Thursday, Aug. 13, the Union County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday about a man found with blood around his head at 11480 U.S. Route 36, Lot 16. Deputies and the Marysville Division of Fire found Rafael Cruz, 47, of Mexico dead in a back bedroom. The Union County Coroner's Office and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation were called to the scene.

Cruz was employed by Hogenson Construction of North Dakota Inc. and was believed to be working at the new Heritage Cooperative Marysville Ag Campus and Research Farm on Scottslawn Road, according to the sheriff's office.

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy. The death remains under investigation by the sheriff's office, the Union County coroner and the BCI. The Union County Prosecutor's Office and agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also are involved in the case.