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Ariel Castro Did Commit Suicide: New Report

Prison consultants reject notion that he died of autoerotic asphyxiation

(Newser) - Two corrections consultants have concluded that Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide in his prison cell and didn't die by accidentally killing himself while attempting to achieve a sexual thrill. The nationally regarded consultants rejected a suggestion in a state prisons report in October that Castro's Sept. 3... More »

Coroner: Castro Was Not 'Sexually Stimulated'

Quashes corrections report of possible auto-erotic asphyxiation

(Newser) - A corrections report stating Ariel Castro may have died from "auto-erotic asphyxiation" is quickly being shot down by a pretty reliable informant—Castro's coroner. Jan Gorniak says there were no signs of sexual stimulation, and though she wasn't aware Castro's pants and underwear were found at... More »

Teen Deaths Prompt Police Alert Over 'Choking Game'

Asphyxiation game known as 'good kids' high'

(Newser) - The deaths of two teenage girls have prompted Chicago police to issue a warning about the "choking game"—asphyxiating oneself to gain a feeling of euphoria. Within just 2 weeks, the parents of Rebekah Toia, 15, and Angelena Ohanessian, 14, came home to find their children hanged. "... More »

Wife Blames Film Co. for Carradine's Death

Anne Carradine files wrongful death suit

(Newser) - David Carradine’s wife alleges her husband wouldn’t have died if the production company he was shooting a movie with had taken better care of him. The assistant assigned to Carradine was supposed to get him to dinner with the film’s director on the night he died, but... More »

Autoerotic Asphyxiation No Choking Matter

Death rate roughly equivalent to NYC's homicides

(Newser) - Autoerotic asphyxiation may seem like a fringe pursuit, but it kills hundreds of American men every year, Ian Daly writes in Details. Dubbed AeA, it involves partially choking oneself during orgasm to cut off oxygen and unleash a flood of pleasure-inducing chemicals in the brain. Once considered the fatal fetish... More »

Carradine's Family: Thanks, But Give Us Space

(Newser) - A forensics specialist hired by David Carradine's family doesn't think the 72-year-old committeed suicide and didn't rule out the possibility of foul play, reports ABC. No final determination can be made until Bangkok police release details of the scene, he said. Carradine's family, meanwhile, spoke out for the first time,... More »

Carradine Death Pics Reveal Fishnets, Wig

(Newser) - Actor David Carradine appears to be wearing a wig and fishnets in photos taken of his body  in his Bagkok hotel room, deepening the mystery of his death, reports ABC News. Red lingerie lies on the bed. Cross dressing is often an element of autoerotic asphyxiation, which Thai officials have... More »

Sex-Death Expert to Conduct Carradine Autopsy

(Newser) - Famed pathologist Michael Baden is traveling to California to conduct a private autopsy of actor David Carradine, reports Radar. One of Baden's skills is tracking autoerotic asphyxiation, which may have been the cause of Carradine's death, but the former chief medical examiner of New York City is also trained to... More »

Family Furious as Carradine Death Pics Leaked to Press

(Newser) - David Carradine's family expressed outrage yesterday after photos of the dead actor were published in a Thai newspaper. Family members were "profoundly disturbed" by the photos taken in the actor's Bangkok hotel room, where his body was discovered, said a statement. Half brother Keith Carradine threatened a lawsuit for... More »

Sex Strangulation Unsafe, But Doable

...if you follow some crucial rules

(Newser) - The kinky details of David Carradine’s death may leave you asking a seemingly forbidden question: Is there a safe way to engage in autoerotic asphyxiation? Most doctors say no, and strongly discourage self-strangulation during sex or masturbation. But there are ways to make it less dangerous, Christopher Beam writes... More »

Carradine 'Joyous' During Final Days

Divorce filing accused actor of deviant sexual behavior, incest

(Newser) - David Carradine seemed anything but suicidal in the days before his death, colleagues and staff in the Bangkok hotel where he died tell People. The actor—found dead Thursday with ropes tied around his neck and genitals—was "joyous and productive," associates say. He played piano and serenaded... More »

Sex Technique Linked to Carradine Hanging

Actor may have died accidentally during autoerotic asphyxiation

(Newser) - David Carradine's manager disputed reports that the actor committed suicide as information emerged that he may have died accidentally during autoerotic asphyxiation. Carradine was found hanging naked in his Bangkok hotel room with cords around his neck and genitals, reports the Telegraph. There was no evidence of assault or that... More »

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