A Mason County suicide does not appear to be related to the fire near where the man was found. Detective William Adam with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office tells us they responded to the 1000 block of W. Skokomish Valley Road around 8:00 PM on the night of August 27th to the report of an unresponsive man in a parked vehicle. Upon further investigation, it appeared that the person was deceased due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Adam said even though the vehicle and deceased person were in close proximity of the Skokomish fire, an investigation revealed that there was nothing to associate the person to the fire at this time.

Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell released the name of the deceased man as 59 year old Ray Brian Coleman from Rochester, WA. No further information is available at this time.