Local man’s death ruled a suicide

The death of the Hollidaysburg man who threatened to harm himself and fled into the woods Thursday in the East Loop area of Frankstown Township has been ruled as a suicide.

Hollidaysburg state police said Sunday the body of Brandon D. Newton, 23, was found in the wooded area between his home and the Hollidaysburg Consolidated Sportsman’s Association property off Sportsman Road about 5 p.m. Saturday.

An autopsy performed Sunday at UPMC Altoona revealed that Newton died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.