Ace investigative reporter dead - said to be suicide...

Peter Shellem, an investigative reporter at The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., who was known for digging up evidence that helped release wrongly convicted prisoners, died Oct. 24 of an apparent suicide. He was 49.

An obituary in The New York Times Sunday stated Shellem's son, Philip, had confirmed his death and said it was a suicide. But the story said the coroner's office had not confirmed revealed a cause.

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