Country club death ruled a suicide

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by By SAMANTHA URBAN / The Dallas Morning News

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 4:18 PM

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The death of an executive performance coach whose body was found in a lake at the Stonebriar Country Club golf course in Frisco was ruled a suicide, the Tarrant County medical examiner's office said today.

The body of Peter Meldrum, 62, was found Monday by club workers in the 5000 block of Country Club Drive, Frisco police said. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office, which sometimes handles Denton County cases, listed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head.

Meldrum is listed as a partner on the Web site of executive coaching firm Outcomes. The Web site says the company helps clients build better relations with co-workers, improve communication skills and create career plans.

Meldrum had a career at Nortel that included leadership roles in technical support, sales and general management, according to the Outcomes Web site.

The Dallas Morning News profiled Meldrum in a 2005 list of people who donated to charities. Meldrum donated at least $10,000 a year to charities such as Dallas Social Venture Partnership, Children International, American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and various hurricane and tsunami relief efforts.

At a minimum $5,000 to join, the Dallas Social Venture Partnership appealed to Meldrum because it allowed him to be involved with supporting specific nonprofit agencies geared toward a common goal: improving education for young children in impoverished areas, he told the newspaper in 2005.

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