The Mono County Sheriff’s Office arranged for an autopsy in the death of Dr. Andrew Bourne of Mammoth Lakes. Following is the press release issued Friday evening:
“Dr. Andrew Bourne, age 46, of Mammoth Lakes, was found deceased by his spouse on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 24th.
An autopsy was conducted on the morning of Friday January 27, 2012 by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner with results confirming that Dr. Bourne did commit suicide. There is no evidence to suspect foul play in his death. Final cause of death is still pending toxicological results which could take several weeks or longer.”
Asked what other factors led the Coroner to conclude that Dr. Bourne did take his own life, Mono County Undersheriff Ralph Obenberger said things at the scene of Dr. Bourne’s death, but he declined to discuss these details.
Santa Barbara news outlets have reported that their sources say Dr. Bourne injected himself with drugs.