Biggins, John Michael (September 12, 1950 - November 8, 1971)

No inquest into death

Douglas Budget - November 11, 1971

No inquest has been planned into the death of 21-year-old John Michael Biggins, according to County Coroner Kent Lapham.

Young Biggins was found dead Monday morning in his apartment at 721 S. 5th St. in Douglas, from an apparently self-inflicted bullet through the heart.

Lapham said the young man had been employed by Anthony's store as assistant manager for the past three weeks, coming here from his home in Montana. When he failed to report for work Monday morning, Anthony's manager, Bud Paronto, went to the man's home to learn why. When no one answered his knock, Paronto opened the door and found Biggins lying on the couch. Lapham said Biggins had shot himself with his own pistol sometime Sunday night.

Friends said there was no evidence of despondency or depression shown by the young man prior to the tragedy.

He was born in Oklahoma, September 12, 1950, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Biggins who now reside in Montana.

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