Death Investigation Closed

Update October 30, 2017

Florida authorities have ruled the death of former veterinarian Scott Langton a suicide.

The District Nine Medical Examiner’s office states Langton’s cause of death was a “gunshot wound of the head and the manner of death was suicide”.

The Orange County Sheriff’s office released the incident report to us Monday, October 30th. The investigation into his death is closed.

The fire department responded to Langton’s Chuluota Road home in Orlando late on October 4 for an “unresponsive male” found by a co-worker. He was dead when firefighters arrived.

Langton did leave a note, according to officials.

The Florida State Attorney’s Office charged Langton last month with felony sexual battery of a teen. The state dismissed the case last week.

Experts state contemplating suicide can be the result of overwhelming life circumstances. Suicidal individuals may exhibit a variety of warning signs including, but not limited to substance abuse, withdrawal, anger, or recklessness.

There is help for those in crisis and those wanting to help them.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers resources including a helpline. The lifeline offers free, confidential support for those in distress at 1-800-273-8255 every day, all-day.

 

Breaking News

Former Florida equine veterinarian Scott Langton, 42, died from an apparent gunshot wound, a family member we reached late Thursday confirms.

The District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office, which serves Orlando, tells us Langton’s body is in the morgue. Accordingly, a death investigation is underway.

Officials confirm Scott Langton's death was suicide. The former equine veterinarian is seen during happier times.

Scott Langton pictured during happier times in a photo with his children.

The Florida State Attorney’s Office recently charged Langton with felony sexual battery of a teen. The alleged drugging and rape occurred when Langton’s wife was out of town in November 2013.

A week ago, Seminole County terminated Langton’s participation in drug court stemming from his August driving under the influence conviction. The criminal court ordered him to reappear in the case next month.

We have spoken with the Orange County Sheriff Department and will bring you additional details as they are available.