UPDATE: Man Killed by Train on Father's Day Identified

The Lake County Coroner's Office says it's still unclear if the incident was a suicide.

UPDATE June 27 3:30 p.m.:

The Lake County Coroner's Office tells Barrington Patch the investigation in the Ghaussy death is still ongoing. For this reason, they cannot reveal if the incident has been labeled as a suicide, an accident or other another cause. The investigation should be wrapped up by mid-July. We will have more information for the public at that time.

Daoud (David) Ghaussy's obituary


The person hit and killed by a Metra train on June 17 has been identified. 

The Lake County Coroner's Office has identified the deceased as 44-year-old Daoud Ghaussy of Barrington. 

The Lake County Coroner's Office says Ghaussy's cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries. The incident is still under investigation, and authorities say they don't know if the death was suicide or accidental at this time. 

The Lake County Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation. They have not released any information to Barrington Patch. 

acquaintance June 24, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Digs, As someone who knows the family at an acquaintance level you should read the obituary. This man was exceptional. He was fluent in 6 languages. He spent time mentoring students, has an MBA from University of Chicago and a philanthropist at heart. He loved his children dearly. Such a callous comment is unnecessary. As a bystander you are unable to put yourself in his shoes that would lead to an understanding of his decision if it even was his decision. It is still unclear, if it was an accident. Perhaps, the gene for compassion should be re-examined for our gene pool.
Morgan Delack June 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Babs, I do have compassion for the family and friends of Mr. Ghaussy and am very sorry for their loss. However, the previous commenters did not violate any Patch terms of service, so I cannot remove them.
Babs313 June 25, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Interesting-I would have thought they qualified as "offensive." Typically I do not have any problem with the commentary that follows an article. It is baffling to me though, that the comments section is not suspended in articles like this one. Inevitably there are thoughtless and insensitive remarks, which do not serve any purpose other than to cause pain. This is not an article about politics, taxes or some other topic we all love to debate-it is the report of a tragic death. Why would anyone comment on this other than to offer condolences to the family? I do wish that your editorial board would consider suspending and/or at least limiting commentary following these types of articles. It would set a standard for other media providing this type of forum.
Christine Burgoon June 25, 2012 at 03:19 AM
AGREED. As written by Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., anonymous comment forums "have become havens for a level of crudity, bigotry, meanness and plain nastiness that shocks the tattered remnants of our propriety." Yes, Patch (and all other news media) could minimally consider suspending and/or at least limit commentary following these types of articles where any discussion is not warranted.
Max Gruppy June 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM
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