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School VP Rescued From Ferry Found Hanged

He apparently killed himself, was found hanging from tree

(Newser) - A high school vice principal who was aboard the doomed South Korean ferry with more than 300 students from his school was one of the first to be rescued—but today he was found dead. Kang Min Kyu, 52, apparently hanged himself from a tree, using a belt, CNN reports.... More »

Man Finds Dead Body, Thinks It's Fake, Dumps It

'Mannequin' was actually 96-year-old woman

(Newser) - How exactly is it possible to mistake a dead body for a mannequin? Well, first of all, this story happened early on the morning after April Fools' Day. Ronald Benjamin, a desk clerk at a Florida seniors' apartment building, noticed the shape of a body on the patio while on... More »

Family of Guy Who Shot Himself: It Wasn't Suicide

They want James Jewell's cause of death listed as an accident

(Newser) - The death of the Michigan man who shot himself while attempting to demonstrate how safe his guns were has been ruled a suicide—and his family isn't happy about it. Jennifer Jackson says her longtime boyfriend James Jewell, 39, wasn't trying to take his own life: "I... More »

Flight Crash Was 'Suicide Mission': Source

Meanwhile, Australia puts search for plane on hold

(Newser) - The Malaysia Airlines flight that went down in the Indian Ocean looks a lot like a suicide mission, an official source tells the Telegraph . A team probing the crash believes no fire or malfunction could have sent the plane on its errant course or crippled its communications system for 7... More »

Cops: Man, Woman Kill Police Officer, Commit Suicide

Suspects found dead a block away from shooting scene

(Newser) - A Florida police officer was fatally shot when he encountered two people he described as suspicious walking on the street early Saturday—and the male and female suspects then apparently committed suicide about a block away from the scene. Police say Officer Robert German called for backup, and by the... More »

Penn State Hazing Linked to Freshman's Suicide

Police investigate possible criminal case on Altoona campus

(Newser) - Another potential case of murder charges related to college hazing: An 18-year-old freshman at Penn State Altoona killed himself last week while home on spring break on Long Island by jumping from the roof of a hotel, reports CNN . Police are investigating reports that hazing drove Marquise Braham to commit... More »

Hotel Evacuated After Toxic Suicide

Woman, 80, used dangerous chemical in room

(Newser) - The landmark Berkeley City Club was evacuated yesterday after an 80-year-old resident used a toxic chemical to kill herself in her room. Police in the California city say Hazmat teams and bomb squad technicians were called in after a note was found outside the woman's third-story apartment warning of... More »

Border Agent Found Dead After Brutal Alleged Crime

Esteban Manzanares allegedly raped female immigrants, kidnapped one

(Newser) - Esteban Manzanares was patrolling near the Texas-Mexico border when he came across a woman and two girls— Honduran nationals suspected of entering the US illegally. What allegedly happened next is horrific: Officials say the border agent raped the woman and slashed her wrists, then assaulted her daughter, 14, and tried... More »

Bitcoin Firm CEO Dead in Suspected Suicide

American Autumn Radtke found dead in Singapore

(Newser) - Police in Singapore are probing what they call the "unnatural death" of an American woman who ran a firm dealing in bitcoins and other virtual currencies. Autumn Radtke, 28, was found dead in her apartment in what local media say was a suicide, reports the New York Post. Officials... More »

Murderer Caught 30 Years Later Kills Self

Californian commits suicide as DNA links him to old crime

(Newser) - As a teenager, Robert Hathaway raped and murdered his friend's mother in the summer of 1983 and got away with it all these years. Finally, a routine check of a fingerprint database in January of this year sent police to his door in Fairfield, California, to get a DNA... More »

Golden Gate Suicides Hit Record High

Campaigners call for safety net after 46 deaths

(Newser) - A grim new milestone at one of the world's most popular suicide spots: Some 46 people jumped to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge last year, it was announced yesterday. That's the most recorded since the San Francisco landmark opened in 1937, per the Chronicle . Campaigners say... More »

Ex-Soldier Who Raped Iraqi Girl, Killed Family Found Dead

Suicide suspected in Steven Green's death

(Newser) - A former soldier who raped an Iraqi teenager and killed her and her family has been found dead in his Arizona prison cell in an apparent suicide. In the 2006 attack near Baghdad, Steven Green killed the 14-year-old girl's parents and 6-year-old sister before becoming the third soldier to... More »

Julia Roberts' Half-Sister Found Dead

Nancy Motes was found in a bathtub with drugs on the scene

(Newser) - Julia Roberts' half-sister was found dead yesterday in a Los Angeles bathroom in what appears to be a drug overdose, CNN reports. Nancy Motes, 37, "was found in a bathtub that contained water," the chief coroner's investigator told the Daily News . "There were prescription and non-prescription... More »

Teen Who Set Himself Ablaze in School Cafeteria Dies

Vincent Nett succumbed to his injuries last night

(Newser) - The 16-year-old who set himself on fire in his Colorado high school's cafeteria late last month died yesterday, the Denver Post reports. Vincent Nett suffered burns over 80% of his body in the Jan. 27 incident, with 40% of those burns being third-degree. "This is not someone's... More »

College Under Fire in Swimmer's Alleged Rape, Suicide

University of Missouri initially did not investigate or report alleged crime: ESPN

(Newser) - Sasha Menu Courey, a swimmer at the University of Missouri, committed suicide in 2011—16 months after she was allegedly raped by a football player. A 16-month investigation by ESPN finds that the university knew about the incident but neither investigated it nor informed law enforcement of it—despite the... More »

Cops Suspect Suicide in Tata Exec's Fatal Fall

Examining note left behind in Bangkok hotel room

(Newser) - Thai police said today they suspect a top British executive at Indian automotive giant Tata Motors committed suicide in a fall from his room on the 22nd floor at a luxury hotel in Bangkok. Managing Director Karl Slym died yesterday while in Thailand to attend a board meeting of the... More »

Lawyers Are Killing Themselves—but Why?

Bar associations trying to get a handle on grim trend

(Newser) - Overworked and burdened by a mix of worries unique to their profession, lawyers have a growing tendency to kill themselves—and bar associations are just beginning to grapple with it, CNN reports. Eight of the nation's 50 associations are trying to stop the pattern after South Carolina lost six... More »

Site Apologizes for Outing Trans Woman After Suicide

'Dr. V's Magical Putter' sparks outrage

(Newser) - ESPN personality Bill Simmons posted a long, soul-searching apology yesterday, in the wake of a massive Internet backlash over a piece his Grantland site ran last Wednesday that outed a woman as transgender in the wake of her suicide—a suicide that may have been linked to the reporting of... More »

Teens Admitted to Sexually Assaulting Audrie Pott

Sentences of 3 boys involved in suicide case revealed

(Newser) - Documents and information newly obtained by the San Jose Mercury News reveal that the three teenage boys involved in the Audrie Pott case admitted to sexually assaulting the 15-year-old girl, who ultimately hanged herself after half-naked pictures of her were distributed around school. Until now, their fates had been unknown,... More »

Lawyer: Blame Parents for Rape Victim's Suicide

Defense lawyer says Larry, Sheila Pott partially responsible for Audrie's death

(Newser) - Audrie Pott , 15, killed herself in 2012 after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by three boys at a party, who allegedly wrote crude messages on her body and then, according to her family, distributed a picture of her around school. But a lawyer for the teen boys says her... More »

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