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The grand jury called to investigate the death of a 22-year-old Norfolk man who died along Highway 275 near Clearwater earlier this year met on Tuesday and found no criminal conduct occurred.
Antelope County Attorney Joe Abler said Angel Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene just west of Clearwater on Jan. 9 on Highway 275 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon, the grand jury returned a "no true bill" after hearing evidence presented by Abler. This means the grand jury found there was no crime committed.
"The grand jury completed its deliberations on May 17, 2016, concluding there had been no criminal conduct on the part of any individual, including any law enforcement officer, as to the death of Mr. Sanchez," according to the release.
Judge Mark A. Johnson supervised the grand jury and afterward signed an order discharging the grand jury and released its members from service.
According to statute 29-1401, a grand jury must take place when law enforcement is present at the time of a death.