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Police: MTI student’s death was a suicide

An 18-year-old man found dead last month in a Mitchell apartment took his own life, according to the Mitchell Police Division.

Paul Jackson, a Mitchell Technical Institute student from Brandon, committed suicide sometime before his body was found Sept. 4 inside an apartment at 2221 N. Kimball St., according to Mitchell Police Detective Lt. Don Everson. Jackson’s roommate reported the death to authorities.

Jackson was a Brandon Valley High School graduate and was a student in MTI’s power line construction and maintenance program.