Inspector in Philly Building Collapse Commits Suicide

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PHILADELPHIA — The inspector of a downtown building that collapsed last week has killed himself, city officials said Thursday.

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Ronald Wagenhoffer, 52, who worked with the Department of Licenses and Inspections, was found shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety for the city of Philadelphia, told reporters.

Although the probe into the collapse, which killed six people, is now a criminal investigation, Wagenhoffer was not a target, Gillison said.

“This man did nothing wrong,” he said. “The department did what it was supposed to do under the code at the time.”

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