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Singapore inquest rules American killed himself

By Kevin Lessard, KCFW Reporter, klessard@kcfw.com
Published On: Jul 08 2013 01:55:53 AM MDT
Updated On: Jul 09 2013 06:41:21 PM MDT
KALISPELL, Mont. -

A ruling in the death of Shane Todd, who's parents live in Marion, southwest of Kalispell, say he committed suicide in his Singapore apartment.

"It didn't surprise us,” said Rick and Mary Todd, the parents of Shane.  He was found hanging in his Singapore apartment in June of 2012.

"He was a delightful son, an honest man and we believe he died an American hero."

Singapore authorities released their verdict on Todd's death, ruling it a suicide.

"Basically we were instructed to convey the findings to the family, extend a copy of the findings to them, and to make sure Shane Todd's personal belongings actually return to the family," said Gloria James, the Todd family’s lawyer.

Rick and Mary expected the verdict.

"The thing as a whole, the coroner's inquest was basically a sham.  It was all set up.  They never looked at anything other than suicide."

Through their frustration with Singapore officials, the Todd's say they'll continue to fight until the truth is revealed about their son's death.

"We will plan to go back to Washington D.C. and give them what's happened.  We have talked to the U.S. Senators from Montana and also Congressman Wolfe.  We'll keep putting everything out on the website."

For more information on Shane Todd's story, outlining information they've found about their son's death, you can visit a website set up by his parents at www.Justice4ShaneTodd.com