Clarinda death ruled apparent suicide


December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An investigation was conducted this (Monday) morning into the death of a Clarinda man. Police Chief Keith Brothers said officers responding to 115 East Garfield Street at around 9-a.m., made an initial determination 39-year old Michael Dean Durfey, of Clarinda, died from hanging. Final determination as to the manner of death is pending upon completion of autopsy by the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office. No foul play is suspected.

The Clarinda Police Department was assisted with the investigation by the Page County Medical Examiner, Clarinda Regional Health Center Emergency Medical Services and the Clarinda Fire Department.