July 10, 2024 |

Photo – 988 Suicide Hotline logo – Courtesy Medical Xpress

Saratoga authorities released more information about the dead person found downtown last week in a parked car with out-of-county plates.

Around 1:30 pm on Tuesday, July 2nd, Saratoga police officers and medical personnel were alerted to a vehicle with an unresponsive person located on East Bridge near the Lazy River Cantina.

At the time, authorities declined to disclose any information about the dead person while their investigation unfolded.

On Tuesday afternoon, one week later, Saratoga Police Chief Mike Morris issued a media release about the incident. Chief Morris confirmed the dead man’s identity as 38-year-old, Jacob Warren McNare, of Cheyenne. McNare died from a single gunshot wound. His death was ruled a suicide.

Chief Morris wrote that McNare had ties to the Platte Valley but had not lived in Saratoga for many years. The police chief did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding McNare’s decision to end his own life or the man’s personal connection to the community here.

In his statement regarding the incident, Chief Morris stated that the family of McNare would like to bring attention to the battles that many people face with addiction, mental health, and suicide. The McNare family would like to remind people that they are not alone, and help is available.

Chief Morris recommended residents experiencing a crisis to contact local mental health providers, churches, and medical providers. Many mental health resources can be found online.

In his statement, Chief Morris wrote that the Saratoga Police Department joins with others in our community in expressing their deepest condolences to the family of Mr. McNare.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Hot Line at 988. You may also chat with a mental health professional online at 988Lifeline.org.

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