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Police say Tony Harris committed suicide

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SAO PAULO, Brazil-- Police in Brazil say they are convinced that former Washington State University basketball player Tony Harris committed suicide.

      A police spokesman, Norton Luiz, says there's nothing to indicate otherwise. He says the body will be cremated and the ashes given to his father-in-law who traveled to Brazil.

      The body was found Sunday about 50 miles from Brasilia with a shoelace around the neck. Harris was identified through dental and fingerprint records.

      His wife in Kent, Lori Harris, says he was not depressed, and when she last talked to him he said he felt threatened.

      The 36-year-old who had played basketball internationally went to Brazil at the end of last month to earn money for the birth of the child his wife is expecting next month.

      After playing a couple of games for a Brasilia team Harris decided to leave. He was last seen November 4th taking a cab ride and got out when it stopped for gas.

     
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