The Fresno County Coroner's Office has released its final report on the death of John Lang, who killed himself on January 20, 2016.

This has become a controversial case because some were lead to believe it was murder, when it fact it was actually suicide.  The report shows the cause of death was inhalation of smoke and soot due to the fire. Multiple stab wounds were listed as being present.

Lang had high levels of carbon monoxide in his system along with three superficial, self-inflicted stab wounds to the chest area. There were no stab wounds to the back, contrary to what was initially reported by some media outlets.

You may download a copy of the full report at the bottom of this page.  For questions on the investigation, please contact the Fresno Police Department.


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Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137