Zoltan Tombol, LA County Sheriff Deputy Death Ruled Suicide
The missing Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, Zoltan Tombol, was found dead in Riverside County by rescue workers. The cause of death was not released yet, but investigators said no foul play was suspected. Autopsy will be conducted on Wednesday.
UPDATE (Oct. 27, 2009): The Riverside County coroner's office ruled Tombol's death a suicide. Medical examiner said Tombol had killed himself with a shotgun wound to his head. Toxicology reports will not be available for another 4 to 8 weeks.
Zoltan Tombol's wife reported him missing on Sunday after he failed to pick up his son. He was last seen on Sunday morning.
More than 100 were involved in the search effort. They found the body on Monday at 2:20 pm.
Tombol had served as law-enforcement officer for 19 years, and a former member of the elite 82nd Airborne Army Division. He was an outdoors person who was in a great shape.
"This is all under investigation, and all of this will be looked at from top to bottom, and when it's appropriate, if they can they will release further information," Whitmore said. "It's a sad day for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. We've lost a 19-year veteran, a valued member of our family."