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Woman Who Put Newborn in Closet Didn't Know She Was Pregnant

Kelsey Martin, 21, charged with concealing the death of a child

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Pennsylvania woman told police she had no clue she was pregnant before she gave birth at home, put her unresponsive newborn into a shoebox and stored it in an upstairs closet. Kelsey Martin, of Springettsbury Township, was charged Jan. 28 with concealing the death of a child, a... More »

Mystery Thickens Around Gynnya McMillen's Death

The teenager died earlier this month in a juvenile detention center in Kentucky

(Newser) - The morning after 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen was brought to the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Louisville, Ky., she was found alone in her cell, dead. It's been almost two weeks, but neither local nor state officials are going public with any information regarding how she died, reports CBS... More »

Partygoer Leaves in Shorts, Quickly Freezes to Death

The wind chill had dropped to -27.5 degrees Fahrenheit

(Newser) - When 21-year-old Elizabeth Luebke traveled an hour and a half south from her home in Oshkosh, Wis., to Milwaukee for a concert, she wound up at an after-party wearing a tank top, shorts, and fishnet stockings—and at around 4:30am left angrily after arguing with a friend, reports FOX6... More »

Extreme Athlete Dies Setting Up Hot Air Balloon Stunt

Tancrede Melet, 32, was 'at arm's length' from the basket when he fell 100 feet

(Newser) - A French extreme sportsman described by the Inertia as an "inspiration to the working man" has died at the age of 32 after a hot air balloon stunt backfired, ABC News reports. Tancrede Melet, part of a daredevil group known as the Flying Frenchies , was setting up the stunt... More »

Man Climbs Up NYC Luxury Hotel, Plummets to His Death

College student went up scaffolding of Four Seasons to take photos: cops

(Newser) - Connor Cummins' family describes him to WABC-TV as a photography devotee—and that enthusiasm may have cost him his life. The New Jersey man, said to be either 20 or 24 years old , and an 18-year-old pal ascended the scaffolding outside NYC's Four Seasons hotel Wednesday night in search... More »

We're Getting Better at Drinking Ourselves to Death

Rate of alcohol-induced deaths hits record high

(Newser) - Last year, nearly 31,000 Americans died as a result of drinking too much—a 37% increase from 2002. And those deaths are just the ones from causes like alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, the Washington Post reports. If deaths from drunk driving and accidents or homicides involving alcohol were included,... More »

Jimmy Carter's Grandson Takes Nap, Never Wakes Up

Jeremy Carter, 28, dies in Peachtree City

(Newser) - First cancer , and now this. Jimmy Carter told the congregation at his church on Sunday that he was 25 minutes late because his grandson, 28-year-old Jeremy Carter, had died just hours before, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Carter said his grandson was feeling sick Saturday and took a nap at... More »

Downton Abbey Star Loses Fiance to Rare Cancer

Michelle Dockery rarely spoke of her relationship with John Dineen, 34

(Newser) - Lady Mary Crawley lost her true love on Downton Abbey, and now the actress who plays her is experiencing life that has devastatingly imitated art. Michelle Dockery's Irish fiance, John Dineen, died in Cork on Sunday with Dockery at his side, People reports. The 34-year-old PR exec had been... More »

Seattle Muslims Say Somali Teen Was Pushed to His Death

Police call for patience during investigation into Hamza Warsame's fall off building

(Newser) - "Medics transporting a teenager with life threatening injuries to HMC after a fall of aprox 60ft from a roof on Summit Ave E," read a tweet from Seattle's fire department on Saturday, referring to 16-year-old Hamza Warsame, who died from injuries apparently sustained in that fall, the... More »

Scott Weiland's Ex: He Died Long Before Dec. 3

Singer's former wife pens brutally blunt letter for 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - While the rest of the world mourned Scott Weiland's death on Dec. 3, his former wife and kids simply continued the mourning they'd been doing for years, she notes in a heartbreaking letter in Rolling Stone . "December 3rd, 2015 is not the day Scott Weiland died,"... More »

Hunt for Abalone Way Deadlier Than You Think

Latest diver was found dead Sunday

(Newser) - A diver was found dead after searching for abalone off the coast of Northern California, becoming at least the ninth person to perish this year while seeking the delicacy. The body of Eric Stine, 58, was discovered Sunday in the surf in Manchester State Beach, 140 miles north of San... More »

Woman Spends Final Hours in Diner She Owned for 36 Years

'She was a tough little old lady but with a big heart'

(Newser) - After operating Chubby's Luncheonette in Hopewell Borough, New Jersey, for more than three decades, Carol "Chubby" Montello decided to spend her last night on Earth at the now-closed restaurant last month, NJ.com reports. Montello bought the 1950s luncheonette in 1979, quickly turning her regulars into a happy... More »

Firefighter Charged With Murder in Teen's DUI Death

A new car was waiting for victim Diana Pozderca at home

(Newser) - Diana Pozderca was on her way home from a friend's house in her 2001 Mercury Sable around 8:30pm on the night of Sept. 11. At her Sterling Heights, Mich., home there was a surprise waiting: a new Ford Fusion her parents had saved up for and planned to... More »

Parents Die in Hot Tub Before Daughter's Wedding

Husband had a heart attack and wife drowned

(Newser) - A Canadian couple was found dead in a hot tub at a Mexican resort this week just days before their only daughter's wedding, the New York Post reports. According to the Riviera Maya News , 67-year-old Charles MacKenzie and his 63-year-old wife, Dorothy, failed to show up for a family... More »

Soap Star Nathaniel Marston Dead at 40

Ex-'One Life to Live' actor succumbed to injuries from Oct. 30 car crash

(Newser) - One Life to Live fans are waking up to devastating news Thursday morning: Nathaniel Marston, the star who played Michael McBain on the long-running ABC soap opera, has died at the age of 40, People reports. Mom Elizabeth Jackson posted a heartfelt tribute to her son on Facebook Wednesday evening,... More »

Rocker's Teen Son Took LSD Before Fatal Fall

Coroner rules Arthur Cave's death accidental

(Newser) - Before rocker Nick Cave's 15-year-old son fell to his death from a 60-foot cliff in July , he had taken LSD with a friend, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday. The coroner deemed the cause of death "accidental," the AP reports; Arthur Cave died of multiple brain injuries... More »

Star Wars Superfan Dies After Getting Final Wish

Daniel Fleetwood died of a rare cancer after private viewing of 'The Force Awakens'

(Newser) - Daniel Fleetwood, the Star Wars superfan with a terminal illness whose wish to see an advance screening of The Force Awakens came true last week, has died at the age of 32, Mashable reports. His wife, Ashley Fleetwood, announced the Texas man's death with a Facebook post early Tuesday,... More »

How One Woman Spent Final Days With Dying Husband

One Reddit user was determined to live, not just survive, the final moments

(Newser) - When 26-year-old Bangalore native Anukriti Mehta learned that her cancer-ridden husband, 28, had one month to live, she reached out to others on Reddit for tips on how best to live, as opposed to merely survive, their final days together. She pulled together tips that ranged from the practical (sort... More »

Woman Found Dead Inside Freezing Cryochamber

Experts recommend three minutes; she may have been in the machine for 10 hours

(Newser) - Authorities say a 24-year-old woman found dead a Nevada spa earlier this week had spent at least 10 hours inside a cryochamber—a machine designed to expose users to temperatures as low as negative-240 degrees, KSNV reports. According to experts, no one should spend more than three minutes in one.... More »

Woman Dies After Riding Disney's Space Mountain

July death was just made public this week

(Newser) - Records show that a woman died after riding Walt Disney World's Space Mountain this past summer. Pamela Lynn Haynes' death was included in a quarterly report theme parks are required to submit to the state. The report was made public this week. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 55-year-old Pamela... More »

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