Mark Gottlieb


Age: 51

Summary: retired police detective of the Durham Police Department in North Carolina who was one of the lead investigators in the 2006 Duke lacrosse rape case after exotic dancer Crystal Mangum accused three lacrosse players of beating and raping her at a party in March 2006, who was criticized for his role handling of the case and named as a defendant in several civil lawsuits that followed when the case was dismissed due to insufficient evidence and the accused players were declared innocent in April 2007, but who retired from the police force in 2008 and relocated to Georgia, where he worked as a paramedic.

Cause of Death: Suicide by unknown method

Born: May 24, 1963

Died: July 5, 2014

DeKalb County, Georgia