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Missing Man's Body Likely Sat in Parking Lot for 8 Months

'How is it possible' no one found him, wife asks

(Newser) - Randy Potter left his Kansas home on the morning of January 17 and was never seen alive again. After an eight-month search, during which his family even hired a private investigator, the missing man was finally found—and his family, their lawyer, and the aforementioned PI believe he was dead... More »

Video Shows a Laughing Chester Bennington Hours Before He Died

Linkin Park frontman's widow posts clip: 'This is what depression looked like to us'

(Newser) - Even those closest to someone with depression might not see warning signs, as evidenced by a new video posted by Chester Bennington's widow. TMZ reports that Talinda Bennington uploaded a video to Twitter on Saturday showing the Linkin Park frontman, who killed himself in July, participating in a jelly... More »

Hours After His Ousting, Ex-Fox Host Receives Tragic News

Eric Bolling's only child, 19-year-old Eric Chase, found dead

(Newser) - A tumultuous week for an ex-Fox News host just became tragic. Fox announced Friday it had "agreed to part ways amicably" with Eric Bolling and that it was canceling his show, The Specialists, in the midst of allegations that Bolling sent female co-workers pictures of his genitals in text... More »

Woman's Trunk 'Kidnapping' Was Elaborate Suicide: FBI

Rita Maze called family saying she was abducted

(Newser) - A woman found dead in the trunk of her car after calling police, her daughter, and her husband saying she had been kidnapped at a Montana rest stop actually killed herself, according to the FBI. The agency said Thursday that the gunshot wound that killed 47-year-old school cook Rita Maze... More »

By Live-Streaming Her Suicide, Teen Set a Tragic First

'I’ve got to the stage where nothing can make me happy anymore'

(Newser) - In the final moments of Océane's life, these were some of the messages she received from humanity: "Show us your tits." "Retard." "Will you marry me?" "Kill yourself." At 4:29pm on May 10, 2016, the French 18-year-old threw herself under... More »

She Knew He Was Dead—and Called Him 28 Times

Getting inside the mind of Michelle Carter

(Newser) - What Michelle Carter texted to Conrad Roy III is well known : The Massachusetts teens' communications, obtained by police after Roy's suicide, filled 317 pages. Many of them, particularly the ones in which Carter seemingly encouraged Roy to take his life, were read in court during Carter's involuntary manslaughter... More »

Official on Worker Complaints: 'Kill Yourself or Leave'

South Carolina administrator Kevin Bronson resigns after remarks to county EMS workers

(Newser) - A recent meeting of county emergency medical services workers in South Carolina ended in tears—and, on Monday, with the resignation of an official who spoke at that meeting and mentioned suicide as an option if they didn't like the way things were on the job. Per WSOC-TV and... More »

Key Witness in Corruption Case Dies After LA Standoff

Johannes Marliem held cops at bay for 9 hours

(Newser) - A man who killed himself during an armed Los Angeles standoff last week was an important witness in a sweeping corruption investigation in Indonesia. Johannes Marliem, 32, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Sunday. A spokesman for the Corruption... More »

MLB Pitcher's Tragic Struggle to Fit In, Succeed, Find Peace

The sad, conflicted life of Hideki Irabu, who killed himself in 2011

(Newser) - He was known as the "Japanese Nolan Ryan" for how fast he could hurl a ball. But more unflattering descriptions eventually found their way to MLB's Hideki Irabu, leading to a downward spiral that culminated in his 2011 suicide . In his look at Irabu for Sports Illustrated , Ben... More »

Woman Who Sent Texts Urging Boyfriend's Suicide Sentenced

Michelle Carter gets 15 months in jail

(Newser) - A woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter, the AP reports. Michelle Carter was convicted in June by... More »

Parents Sue School After Bullied Daughter, 12, Kills Self

They say school didn't do enough to stop the harassment

(Newser) - Mallory Grossman was just 12 years old when the New Jersey sixth grader killed herself in June. Now her parents are suing her school district, alleging Mallory's cyberbullying at the hands of her classmates at Copeland Middle School pushed her to take her own life—and that the school... More »

Suicide Researchers to Netflix: Pull the Show

Search results spike after '13 Reasons Why' airs

(Newser) - The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has been controversial from the start: It deals frankly with a teenage girl's suicide, including a tough-to-watch 3-minute scene of the suicide itself. Debate has been split between one camp saying it serves an important function by raising awareness and another arguing that... More »

Medical Examiner: Judge Drowned Herself

'It's an incredibly sad situation'

(Newser) - The death of the first black woman to sit on New York state's highest court is sad but not suspicious, according to the New York City medical examiner's office. Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12 in what the examiner's office... More »

Linkin Park Opens Up: Demons 'Were Always Part of the Deal'

Band posts letter to late frontman Chester Bennington

(Newser) - Linkin Park had been set to start its North American tour this week, per CNN . Instead, it found itself sharing its despair with the world. In a letter to Chester Bennington posted on Facebook and to the band's website , fellow band members write of where they find themselves in... More »

Coroner Confirms Chester Bennington's Cause of Death

Hanging

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging, the AP reports. Coroner's office spokesperson Ed Winter says the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles. Bennington was found dead Thursday. More »

Before Suicide, Linkin Park Singer Open About Struggles

Chester Bennington was found dead Thursday

(Newser) - Chester Bennington, the 41-year-old lead singer of Linkin Park who was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide, had a difficult childhood and battled demons throughout his life, Metal Hammer reported in 2014. As a young child, he was physically abused and molested by an older friend. "Like most... More »

Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide

Chester Bennington dead at 41

(Newser) - Another suicide in the rock world: TMZ reports Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has hanged himself. He was 41. The site's report comes via police sources who say his body was found before 9am local time at a home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Bennington'... More »

'Suicidal Robot' Apparently Had Enough of DC Life

Nice knowing you, Steve

(Newser) - If you ever find yourself being chased by a mob of angry robots, find a set of stairs or, even better, a fountain. Less than a week after it was dispatched to an office building in Washington, DC, a Knightscope K5 security robot by the name of "Steve" tumbled... More »

GOP Operative Who Sought Clinton Emails Kills Himself

Peter W. Smith's suicide note described ill health

(Newser) - A former private equity adviser and Republican operative who died soon after telling the Wall Street Journal he tried during the 2016 presidential election campaign to obtain Hillary Clinton's missing emails from Russian hackers killed himself, according to a state death record obtained by the Chicago Tribune . The newspaper... More »

Guitar, Pill Bottles, Blood: Pics From Cornell's Hotel Room

Police report includes photos, details of what bodyguard and emergency workers found

(Newser) - A guitar lying on a chair. A plane ticket in pieces. A bathroom floor stained with blood. These are just some of the images contained in a Detroit Police Department report regarding the May death of Chris Cornell, obtained from an FOIA request by the Detroit Free Press . The Press... More »

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