Jefferson County attorney suspends campaign after son found dead

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 3:54 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Jefferson County attorney Mike O'Connell is suspending all of his campaign activities after the death of his son.

O'Connell's 33-year-old son, Matt, was found dead Monday in a car parked on the 1800 block of Payne Street outside an apartment building.

Police said Matt's death was not a homicide and they don't suspect foul play.

The coroner said it will take weeks before the exact cause of death is known.

The statement reads:

"Due to the death of Mr. O’Connell’s son Matt, all of Mr. O’Connell’s official and campaign activities have been indefinitely suspended. Out of respect for the family’s privacy as they grieve, no other statements will be made at this time."

 



 

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