SHELTON, June 3—Michael Megura, 24, of 104 Howard Avenue, Ansonia, a Marine veteran who had been decorated for wounds in the Pacific Theater committed suicide by hanging in Shelton police headquarters at 2:30 a.m. today [June 3, 1948].
Police Lieut. Emil Fortier said Megura was found hanging by his belt in a cell shortly after he had been arrested on charges of intoxication and resisting arrest. Dr. Edward J. Flynn, medical examiner, pronounced the death a suicide.
Services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hylwa Funeral Home, 22 Lester Street, Ansonia, and in Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church. Burial will be in Three Saints Cemetery, Derby.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Megura; three brothers, Capt. Nicholas Megura and Alexander and Walter Megura, all of Bridgeport, and two sisters, Mrs. Nadia Tuccio and Helen Megura, both of Ozone Park, N.Y.
Police said Megura attempted to enter the home of Henry Podgorski, 42 Hull Street and aroused Mr. Podgorski and his brother-in-law, Edward Senese, when he broke a small window in the rear door. The two men went outside to investigate and became involved in a fight with Mr. Megura in the rear yard, police said.
Patrolmen Frederick Zalmer and Herman Pastore said Mr. Megura struggled when they went to arrest him and resisted their attempts to place him in a police car.
Mr. Megura was born in Ansonia and was a graduate of Ansonia High School.