A coroner’s jury determined Wednesday that the March death of a local children’s doctor was suicide.

Police found 39-year-old Dr. Henry T. Tang in his apartment on Cambridge Court on March 20. He had been dead for several hours.

Doug Miller, deputy director of the city’s public safety department, testified at a coroner’s inquest Wednesday morning that a nurse who knew Tang told police the pediatrician was battling depression after losing his position at Carle Clinic—Danville.

The doctor talked in February about suicide, the nurse told police.

The jury of four men and two women deliberated for almost 20 minutes before coming to the verdict. No one from Tang’s family attended the late-morning inquest.

Tang’s apartment was in disarray when police found his body. Clothes and dishes were strewn throughout the residence.

Miller said police found several bottles of medication in the apartment, including antidepressants Tang prescribed to himself and pill bottles containing prescription medications issued to two of Tang’s patients.

In addition, police found a syringe and insulin on the scene, Miller said, adding Tang was not dia-betic.

Coroner Peggy Johnson told jurors medication levels in Tang’s body were above the toxic level.

She said the doctor had no physical health problems. No autopsy was done.

Miller told the jury Tang was let go from Carle Clinic—Danville because of several arrests for retail theft and retail fraud that he did not include on his application. A letter found in the apartment said he was supposed to begin probation with the Champaign County probation department.

Tang had a misdemeanor charge of theft dating back to 2000 and a charge of theft from 2003 in Champaign County Circuit Court.

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