MARTINEZ -- A missing 39-year-old man whose body was discovered in the parking lot of a Concord church committed suicide, authorities said Wednesday.

The man's body was discovered in the Church of the Nazarene parking lot in the 1600 block of Ashbury Drive at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police said. An autopsy on Wednesday determined the cause of death, according to the Contra Costa Coroner's Office.

Police said the man was reported missing by his family on Monday.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.




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