Thomson ReutersOctober 8, 2013 08:19
By Dave Warner
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey (Reuters) - A New Jersey man who died after setting himself on fire in the heart of the U.S. capital last week had long battled mental illness, his family said on Tuesday.
The death of John Constantino, 64, who set himself ablaze on Friday on the National Mall, remained under investigation by the Washington, D.C., police.
His family members said in a statement they were "shocked and deeply saddened" by the violent death of their "loving father and husband."