Cause of Horizon Death Deemed Suicide

On Friday, July 1st, 2011, 68 year-old Loretta Sangara of Placerville, Ca fell to her death from a 14th floor balcony at the Horizon Casino in Stateline, NV.

While this investigation is ongoing, preliminary findings indicate Sangara’s fall was an intentional act of suicide. Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have determined that that Sangara, who suffered from medical problems, made elaborate arrangements with friends and family members regarding the disposition of her estate and funeral arrangements, and appears to have been planning to commit suicide for some time.

An autopsy was conducted by the Washoe County Coroner’s Office, and Investigators are awaiting the results of the autopsy and toxicological examination before making a final determination.