70-year-old doctor disqualified from LA Marathon dies by suicide
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a 70-year-old man has died by suicide after he was disqualified from the Los Angeles Marathon over cheating allegations.
Dr. Frank Meza of South Pasadena was found in the Los Angeles River last Thursday after reports that someone may have jumped from a bridge.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office says Meza died from multiple blunt force traumatic injuries and ruled his death a suicide.
Meza, a retired physician, was a longtime marathon runner.
Days before his death, the Los Angeles Marathon disqualified his finish in the March race. Officials said he left the course and came back from a different position. His time of 2 hours, 53 minutes 10 seconds had been the fastest ever for a man his age.
Meza said he only stopped to relieve himself.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU loses its wide receiver shortly before game against Crimson Tide
Port Allen advances to 2nd round after huge win over Pine
U High has no problems with Evangel Christian in first round
Belaire making 1st playoff appearance in 17 years Friday
Southeastern women blow out Alcorn State on opening day of college basketball...