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Autopsy report: Death of Gahanna teen found in Big Walnut Creek ruled suicide

Ali Shegow's body was found in Big Walnut Creek in May.
Credit: WBNS-10TV

GAHANNA, Ohio — The cause of death of a 17-year-old Gahanna boy who was found in Big Walnut Creek earlier this year has been ruled as a suicide, according to the Franklin County Coroner's Office.

The Gahanna Division of Police said Ali Shegow was last seen in February walking into the creek near Nob Hill Drive.

Shegow's body was found in Big Walnut Creek near Creekside Park on May 14. Four days later, the family said they learned the body was identified as Shegow's.

Franklin County has two resources for suicide prevention and information for residents: The Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis or having thoughts of suicide, call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. The lifeline can also be reached at its former number 1-800-273-8255 or online at 988lifeline.org. You can also text HELLO to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line. A comprehensive list of suicide prevention resources can be found on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) website.

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