Death in Haverstraw Ruled a Suicide

The Rockland County medical examiner ruled on Monday that Jose Minaya, 59, of Haverstraw, died of a self-inflicted stab wound to his upper abdomen.

Minaya, who lived at his West Street apartment with his wife and two children, was known to have been prescribed medication for depression. He was discovered by his son, who called police shortly before 1 p.m.

The police launched an investigation, interviewing friends and family while the medical examiner pieced together the cause of death. In addition, the examiner tested for the presence of any drugs or alcohol which might have been in Minaya’s system and expect results within a few weeks.


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