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Carlsbad city treasurer found dead

CARLSBAD — The Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that a body discovered during a welfare check at a private business office in Carlsbad is that of Carlsbad City Treasurer Harold V. McSherry.
Carlsbad police officers were contacted by McSherry’s son and asked to do a welfare check at his home. When he was not found there an additional check was made at his personal office in downtown Carlsbad. Police detectives and members of the Medical Examiner’s Office were called in to investigate.
There were no signs of criminal activity or foul play at the scene. While the specific cause of death has not yet been determined by the Medical Eaminer’s Office, McSherry’s death has been classified as a suicide.
No further details are available at this time.