Local man commits suicide near fairgrounds



The Mariposa County Fair was marred by a tragic incident on Sunday, Sept. 6 on Highway 49 South, just outside of the fairgrounds.
According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, John Coan, 35, of Mariposa, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at about 5:20 p.m. He was sitting in a car that was parked along the northbound side of the highway, where many cars were parked.
Coan was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.

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