BY Cassa Niedringhaus, firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s the Coloradoan’s policy not to report on individual suicides unless the act is in a public place or involves a high-profile person, such as in this case. We felt it was important to report on this story to complete our coverage of the case and provide resources for those struggling with mental illness.
The man convicted of vandalizing the Islamic Center of Fort Collins was found dead Saturday at an east Fort Collins motel.
Joseph Giaquinto, 36, died by suicide Friday, according to the Larimer County coroner. The coroner’s office performed an autopsy Sunday and publicly identified Giaquinto on Monday morning.
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Saturday afternoon to the Motel 6 at 3900 E. Mulberry St. for a death investigation, according to spokesman David Moore.