Ex-Fox News reporter found dead of apparent suicide in Jefferson County

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Fox News journalist Dominic Di-Natale, 43, was found dead in Jefferson County of an apparent suicide on Dec. 10, 2014. (Credit: Fox News)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A Fox News journalist who had recently made his last appearance on the network was found dead of an apparent suicide in Jefferson County this week.

According to a Fox News report, globetrotting journalist Dominic Di-Natale, 43, who had been with the news network since 2007, owned property in Jefferson County, the exact location of which has not been disclosed.

A Jefferson County Coroner’s report cited the caused of death as suicide.

The network said Di-Natale’s body was discovered Wednesday, after a friend who “knew of his state of mind regarding serious undisclosed health issues” contacted authorities.

A Fox News spokesperson confirmed Di-Natale chose to resign from the network and did so amicably. His last day was Nov. 30.

The last story Di-Natale covered for Fox News was the controversy in Ferguson, Mo., and he sent out a melancholy tweet before arriving on scene.

Originally hailing from Britain, Di-Natale began his career in 1989 as a writer for a Portuguese magazine, and made a name for himself covering the European drug trade. With Fox News, Di-Natale reported everywhere from Usama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound to the demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square.

“We were extremely saddened to learn of Dominic’s passing and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” Fox News said in a statement. “He was an esteemed journalist and an integral part of our news coverage throughout the Middle East.”