Coroner: 76-year-old set himself on fire

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HOPE, Ind. (THE REPUBLIC) – The death of a 76-year-old man who caught on fire near Hope on Tuesday has been ruled as self-inflicted, according to 24-Hour News 8’s partners, The Republic.

Bartholomew County Coroner Larry Fisher said Friday that the man used a flammable liquid to set himself on fire and then suffered a massive heart attack from what has been determined to be severe coronary artery disease.

Fisher told The Republic there is no indication that the incident was anything other than self-inflicted.

Fisher pronounced the victim dead at a home on County Road 800N near Hope on Tuesday afternoon.
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