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San Rafael Independent
Monday, April 16, 1945
Christopher Lind, Ark Dweller
In Sausalito Many Years, Dies
Resident of Sausalito for many years, but little known because of the recluse-like life he led, Christopher Lind, 63, took his own life some time during last night by shooting himself in the right temple with a German Luger revolver.
J. A. Blossom, who resides in an ark next to Lind at 509 Humboldt street and who has been performing sundry acts of assistance to his neighbor who had been in poor health for some time, went to the Lind cabin at 519 Humboldt this morning about 8 o’clock to prepare his breakfast. The door was locked and upon forcing entrance, Blossom found Lind’s body sprawled across the bed, a bullet wound in the right temple.
Deputy Coroner Harry Williams said powder burns indicated that Lind has unquestionably shot himself with the 30 calibre revolver.
Lind some time ago was under treatment in a San Francisco hospital and while there is said to have attempted suicide by slashing his wrists with a razor but was discovered in time to save his life. He is reported to have numerous relatives in San Francisco, but lived alone in Sausalito for years. He was a retired shingler.
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