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McClendon Investigation Uncovers No Evidence of Suicide

  • Crash occurred a day after federal bid-rigging charges
  • Police found no suicide note but aren’t ‘100 percent certain’
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Investigations into the death of Aubrey McClendon are now closed, with police having found no evidence of suicide and the state medical examiner ruling his death an accident when his car struck a wall March 2.

The Chesapeake Energy Corp. co-founder’s 2013 Chevy Tahoe crashed the morning after a federal grand jury indicted him on bid-rigging charges. The police investigation, which included a review of e-mails and mobile phone records, concluded McClendon’s death was not a homicide, Captain Paco Balderrama said Wednesday in a phone interview. The state medical examiner separately released autopsy results ruling his death an accident, with toxicology results negative for alcohol.