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Sheriff Identifies Man Who Committed Suicide in Courthouse Parking Lot

Police identify 52-year-old John Marcus Lundberg of Yorkville as the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot.

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office identified the man who publicly committed suicide at the Kendall County Courthouse last week as 52-year-old John Marcus Lundberg of Yorkville.

A motive for the public display though has yet to be determined, said Deputy Craig French, spokesman for the Sheriff's office.

"That's something that we're still looking into," he said Monday afternoon.

Video surveillance from the Kendall County Courthouse showed Lundberg putting a shotgun to his head and firing a single shot Friday afternoon at approximately 1:46 p.m.

Lundberg, who was by himself at the time, parked his car on the far west side of the parking lot, according to police.

"At this point, we do not have any record that he had any criminal or civil court dates today at the courthouse,” French said Friday. “He never went into the courthouse."

Alex Keown January 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Please keep the comments on topic and please remember to be respectful even in disagreement.
sasquatch January 19, 2013 at 09:52 AM
i agree with brian jones, take responsability. in 2000 i was offered a 400000 loan for a new house. I knew i could not afford that much so i did not take it. I borrowed half of that instead. everything is in writing for you at the contract table mr. no filter. there is nothing tricky about debt to income ratio. the banks did make it easy back then to get in deep debt but in the end it was your decision to take on the loan payments and no the banks. Responsability, learn it and live it.
sasquatch January 19, 2013 at 09:59 AM
i know i cant spell responsibility but im just a sasquatch so whats you excuse brian? lol
Tired of the theorizing January 22, 2013 at 06:03 AM
I know this man. What happened outside the courthouse was an awful tragedy. It had nothing to do with the government or politics or whatever twist any of you want to put on it. If the reasons are not being published, then it's very simple. It's none of your business. Families DO have the right to privacy and a time to grieve without making it a spectacle. Have some respect for his friends and family and take your theories and politics to an article or page where it is appropriate.
Please Don't January 23, 2013 at 07:13 AM
This is my boyfriend's grandfather, and I barely have a right to extrapolate on it. Please don't turn this into something it's not. God knows that Grandpa Lundberg deserves to rest in peace without people making up their own reasons.

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