UPDATE - Man shoots himself near Chestnut Glen Apartments

Body and gun found outside apartment unit.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Oct 17, 2013

 

Police discovered a 62-year-old man shot himself in the head with a handgun outside of a Norwalk apartment Thursday.

The body of Alan J. Sitterly, was discovered about 6 p.m. behind a West Chestnut Street apartment building by the ravine, according to the Norwalk Police Department. Police were notified at 5:54 p.m. and were on scene until 7:45. North Central EMS also responded.

“It appeared he suffered a gunshot wound,” Capt. Mike Conney said.

Police recovered a .45-caliber Glock handgun near Sitterly’s body. An officer’s report doesn’t indicate if the gun contained any other ammunition.

Conney said the victim had mailed a CD to his sister, who wasn’t able to open it on her computer. He said the woman took the disc to the police station, where a dispatcher played it and the woman heard the message from her brother.

“It just confirmed he wanted to end his life,” Conney said. “The report mentions he was depressed.”

When officers arrived at West Chestnut Street, they couldn’t get into the apartment at first, but once they entered it, nobody was there so police started checking for Sitterly outside of the building, Conney said.

Comments

truckin

Ya know what i like is the double standard. Many of times on this paper you people talk about how once a criminal, wife beater, molester, druggie always one, yet by selective process you consider some people great. past doesn't matter, yet i speak in a tongue and don't candy coat things that everyone knows is the truth, but some people just don't want to hear the truth or the truth hurts and for that i am bad?? goosh i am so glad i moved outta state. Truck it up

hit the road jack

You aren't near as glad as we are that you left! where did you go,back to KY.?

Kottage Kat

Sad to be you. Doesn't alter the fact. IREALLY like your Dad.
Have a great weekend

Wildbunch3

I do have to agree with you......I'm so tired of the drug addicted thieves and I'm
Sooooo sick of ppl sugar coating things and making excuses for their behavior! Kiddos to you for telling it the way it is!

Snoozer

Dear truckin,
I have no idea what your comment was that upset so many people on here.
Says moderators have removed your comment!
But it sounds like you had a very bad childhood and im sorry to hear that.
I had a rough and tough childhood as well and will never use that as an excuse to throw a "pity party" for me! There is some truth in the phrase what doesn"t kill you will only make you stronger!
However it can make a person cold and unemotional and thats not what life is all about!
You should put your demons to rest and find the positives in life like i have. Also I had two great friends in my life that have commited suicide!
Its a very painful experience and it never goes away!
Sometimes people hit rock bottom and don"t think theres away out. Its not up to me to judge people as being bums, druggies, or lazy people etc...
We are all on this tiny little rock called earth and we should try and make the best of it, life is so short and we are all gonna die sooner or later so why not live life to the fullest? Whatever mistakes we make today we can never go back in time and erase it!
My prayers go out to the family of alan sitterly and im going to say a prayer for you truckin as well....god bless you

truckin

all i said was in today's society I hope someone didn't recently tell the guy they want a divorce or fire him from a job, because the way things get twisted today, this suicide will end up being someone else at fault and that the answer of suicide is dumb. Because nowadays it really does seem no one is held accountable for there own wrongdoings..People found that cold hearted ..go figure.

44846GWP

Yup

swiss family

To the Sitterly Family, you have my deepest sympathy.I know the long term effects that depression can cause, and I only wish that depression was something that would finally be acceptable to discuss, like the other deadly diseases out there like Cancer, and Heart disorders.I hope that he found the Peace that he could not find here..

shuckie23

have any of you re-read the comments above? almost everyone has had sympathy for the family and their loss, except for one person who seems to always have a smart remark to make about everything. I pray the family can find peace and love in the genuine comments found here.

bizzmachine1965

rip "Buford",my prays go out to his family!

NotAboutMe

Not Buford. Different family. 99% sure.

Richard Cranium

Not Buford.

Cliff Cannon

Thought's & prayers to all in this hour of unspeakable grief

NotAboutMe

Not Buford. Different family. 99% sure.

SaraMac

So,this ISN'T the Buford that could usually be found in Reinick's???

NotAboutMe

No, it is not Dennis "Buford" Sitterly.

Cliff Cannon

@ NotaboutMe Thank-you for the info.

SaraMac

Sympathy for family and friends. This is a very sad situation,all around.

yogi bear

I think it is awful the reflector had to publish this mans name and put his family through more grief. They could have done a "tasteful" story if they had to without naming him.

Richard Cranium

+1

shananaginz

What is -truckin- real name? Joe Case?

shuckie23

id like the answer to the joe case question also. if so, my late hubby is ure daughters god father!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MeganSenetta

I'm not going to say I completely disagree with Truckin... Ohio has never been a very great place to live, it being that I left because of the depression I was stuck in by being there... This guy may have very well went through a bad situation and just couldn't live with the truth. My heart goes out to his family to have lost a loved one. However, who's not to say that the DVD his sister couldn't play was him telling her she's the reason he wanted to do it? The point is we don't know, and we'll never know. We can't base life events off of our opinions, because they are simply not the facts. So how about we all just get along, stop calling each other names and pointing fingers, and focus on the real matter at hand, which is the loss of this gentleman.

Kottage Kat

Trucking just bought a house in Milan.

Kottage Kat

Megan,you are new just
hang out for awhile.
Thanks

Kottage Kat

Obviously you do not know his sister or you have not made such an asinine statement attempting to cast blame on her.
Shame on you for causing this family further pain.
Please re-read the article
Thank you

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