03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Michael Scott's Death Definitely Suicide: Medical Examiner (VIDEO)

The Cook County Medical Examiner said today that there was "no evidence" the death of Chicago school board president trusted Daley ally Michael Scott was not suicide.

"Based on the findings at autopsy, which I have personally reviewed, including scene photographs and the autopsy photos, it was determined that Mr. Scott died of a single contact-range, through-and-through gunshot wound to his head," Dr. Nancy Jones said at a Tuesday press conference to detail her office's ruling the day before on Scott's shocking death.


Police said Monday that the investigation into Scott's death was ongoing despite the medical examiner's ruling. The Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Konkol reported that two police detectives who were present agreed with the suicide finding and it was only after "the Scott family and high-profile people close to Scott disputed the suicide finding that Chicago police brass decided not to close the case on Scott's death."

Earlier Tuesday, Mayor Daley choked back tears as he remembered a man who was "like part of my family" and said the reasons for Scott's death may never be known.

"It'd be a great disservice for all of us to start questioning why he did it or what happened," Daley said at the Central West Regional Senior Service Center Tuesday, after announcing new census initiatives.

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