Police Release Identity of Woman Who Shot Herself at ER

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ST. GEORGE – Police released the identity today of a woman who shot herself in the parking lot of the Dixie Regional Medical Center Emergency Room after calling police and saying she wanted to donate her organs.

Janean Rich Lotz, 55, was pronounced dead on Friday, July 15, after medical personnel tried to revive her from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to her obituary from Spilsbury Mortuary, Lotz is originally from Morgan, Utah. She and her husband Tom have four children and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held earlier this morning.

Police did not release a reason for the apparent suicide.

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