Identity Of Man Found Dead At Purdys Train Station Revealed

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The spot where David Mahoney was found inside a burning car at the Purdys train station. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
The Westchester County Medical Examiner's office determined Mahoney committed suicide. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The Westchester Medical Examiner's Office has identified the name of the man found in a burning car Sunday afternoon at the Purdys train station.

David Mahoney, a 41-year-old resident of Somers, was identified as the man who committed suicide at the train station.

Mahoney died of burns suffered in the fire, according to Metropolitan Transit Authority police.

MTA Police said they received the report of the car fire at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday.

When they arrived at the scene along with New York State Police, they found a late model Chevy Tahoe burning and Mahoney unresponsive inside the car. The fire was extinguished by the Croton Falls Fire Department.

The MTA Police Detectives are continuing the investigation in to the circumstances surrounding this incident, MTA spokesman Salvatore Arena said.

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That is a terrible way to kill yourself. I am not putting money on that one. As Judge Judy would say , if it doesn't feel right then it isn't.

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