Leon Valley responds to vehicle in parking lot of funeral home

On January 29, around noon an NISD employee pulled into the Sunset Northwest Funeral Home parking lot.  When the vehicle had not moved and employees were preparing to leave for the day, an employee approached the vehicle. 

The employee noticed the truck still running and the doors of the vehicle  locked.  The employee attempted to make contact with the driver but he would not respond.  The employee then notified Leon Valley Police Department.

Officers arrived and when the driver did not respond, officers gained entry into the vehicle through a vehicle window.

Officers found the driver, a 52 year old male deceased. 

The driver was transported to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The Medical Examiner indicated the driver suffered  a medical episode.  Foul play is not expected at this time.

According to Leon Valley Police Department, “the driver has been identified as Anthony John Rithman.  He worked in the Animal Control division of Northside ISD.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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