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  • Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

    04/18/2014 6:47:34 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04-18-2014 | Jungmin Jang
    The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing alive. The Sewol, carrying 475 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Kang Min-gyu, 52, had been missing since Thursday. He appeared to have hanged himself with his belt from a tree outside a gym in the port city of Jindo where relatives of the people missing on the ship, mostly...
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Former Top Dutch Banker Found Dead

    04/06/2014 6:42:20 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 24 replies
    Business Standard ^ | April 6, 2014 | Reuters
    A Dutch former top banker who came under fire for taking a large pay-off after the nationalisation of his troubled bank was found dead along with his wife and daughter on Saturday in what police called a family tragedy. Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, ran the domestic operations of Dutch bank ABN Amro between 2003 and 2007 and was widely criticised for landing an 8 million euro pay-off after the bank's collapse and subsequent nationalisation.
  • CIA official dies in apparent suicide

    04/05/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT · by mgist · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/5/13 | Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has said the CIA has blocked efforts by the committee to investigate harsh interrogation of terrorists. Committee staff members working at a CIA facility in Northern Virginia to investigate agency interrogation practices also have charged that the CIA covertly searched the agency’s computers that were being used in the investigation. The agency subsequently reported that several Senate...
  • CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

    04/04/2014 9:06:49 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 76 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 5 | Bill Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon.
  • Suicide Banker's Widow Blasts Alleged "Cover-Up", Asks "Unbecoming Questions"

    04/03/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/3/14 | tyler durden
    Having changed her Facebook profile picture to a "V...for Vendetta" face mask, the widow of former Zurich Insurance CFO Pierre Wauthier said she and her family cannot accept Zurich’s claim that his death wasn’t brought on by undue stress. As Bloomberg reports, Switzerland’s biggest insurer said in November that no “undue pressure” was put on Wauthier, who said in a suicide note that then-Chairman Josef Ackermann had created an unbearable working environment. But, his wife is demanding to know why her husband's former boss resigned if he had not accepted blame for the death, and why details of tensions at...
  • Former Asmussen employee commits suicide

    03/30/2014 7:38:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | March 29, 2014 | Mary Rampellini
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Harry Hubbard Johnson, who recently left the employ of trainer Steve Asmussen at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., committed suicide Friday in Kentucky. Johnson was Asmussen’s shed foreman, a position that ranks a level below assistant trainer. He died two days following his 27th birthday. “He was a kind soul and a pleasure to be around,” Asmussen said Saturday. “I feel horrible for the whole Johnson family.” Johnson’s death comes a little more than a week after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released controversial video and audio footage recorded undercover in the...
  • Under My Thumb lyrics as sung by Mick Jagger

    03/29/2014 9:46:27 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 182 replies
    vanity | 3/30/14 | Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
    I was out earlier tonight and heard Mick Jagger over a store loudspeaker singing "Under My Thumb." Given the very tragic suicide of his lover of 13 years, fashion designer and stylist L'Wren Scott, who was buried earlier this week amid rumors that Mick's unfaithfulness was one contributory factor, I hope he never, ever performs that song again...
  • Healing the ‘Invisible Wound’

    03/28/2014 8:31:49 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 28 March 14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dar Place was two feet away when his friend and fellow soldier took his own life during the Gulf War. Two decades later, like so many other veterans, Place is still haunted by the plague of suicide in the military. “I personally saw my driver after Desert Storm in his tank put a gun underneath his mouth and pull the trigger, while I was no further away from him than I am from you right now,” Place told the Washington Free Beacon at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. He was one of the...
  • Deutsche Bank-er Explains Why He Committed Suicide

    03/25/2014 3:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/25/14 | tyler durden
    The dismal list of financial executive deaths has recently increased to 11 in the last few months. Speculation has surrounded many of these deaths (and suicides) as to the reasoning; none more than the first - William Broeksmit, an executive who worked in Deutsche Bank's risk function and advised senior leadership who hanged himself in his South Kensington home in late January. However, as the WSJ reports, we now know why this poor man felt compelled to take his own life: he was "anxious about various authorities investigating areas of the bank where he worked" (and yes, we are well...
  • Orlando teen shoot cops then commit suicide

    03/25/2014 5:31:52 AM PDT · by mgist · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 3/15/14 | Byrne
    Florida shooting: Alex Hollinghurst was killed by evil druggie boyfriend Brandon Goode says her family Mar 24, 2014 20:20 By Paul Byrne Oldham born Alexandria Hollinghurst and Brandon Goode killed a police officer then seemingly turned guns on themselves but her family says he killed her What happened? Alex as a little girl and with her family, and before she died A British teenager who was gunned down in an apparent murder-suicide had been living the ‘American Dream’. But when Alexandria Hollinghurst, 17, known as Alex, fell for drug addict Brandon Goode, her life spiralled out of control. And last...
  • What’s behind epidemic of financial industry suicides?

    03/24/2014 6:31:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/24/2014 | Michael Gray
    A rash of eight financial-industry suicides so far in 2014 has mental-health professionals trying to understand what’s behind it. In late winter many people suffer from depression, but for bankers this is usually offset by finding out how large their bonuses will be. However, compensation across the entire financial sector is down from years past as large firms deal with new rules pinching their bottom lines. The other, more pressing matter for mental health pros is: Why are such a large proportion of these self- murders public affairs? While there are no definitive theories on suicide location, many in the...
  • Encouraging Suicide Isn’t a Crime, Minnesota Court Says

    03/22/2014 1:58:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Mar 19, 2014 | JOE PALAZZOLO
    William Melchert-Dinkel, center, leaves the Rice County Courthouse with his attorney Terry Watkins, right, and wife, Joyce Melchert-Dinkel, in 2011. Associated Press Encouraging someone to commit suicide is not a crime, Minnesota’s high court ruled Wednesday, reversing the conviction of a nurse who urged people to hang themselves and let him watch via webcam. William F. Melchert-Dinkel had been found guilty under a law that made it illegal to “advise, encourage, or assist” in a suicide. The Minnesota Supreme Court concluded that advising or encouraging suicide was speech protected by the First Amendment and carved the words from the statute....
  • 28-Year Old Former JPMorgan Banker Jumps To His Death, Latest In Series Of Recent Suicides

    03/18/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/18/14 | Tyler Durden
    Bellando, a former investment bank analyst at JPMorgan, is the son of John Bellando, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Condé Nast. His brother, John, a top chief investment officer with JPMorgan, works on risk exposure valuations. Several John Bellando emails were cited during testimony at the Senate Finance Committee’s inquiry into the bank’s losses during the infamous London Whale trade fiasco. Kenneth Bellando — who grew up in Rockville Center, LI, and was a Georgetown graduate — worked as a summer analyst at JPMorgan while in school. Upon graduation in 2007, he was hired as an investment...
  • Banker leaps to his death in finance world’s 8th suicide this year

    03/18/2014 5:43:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 17, 2014 | Michael Gray
    A 28-year old Manhattan investment banker has died after an apparent suicide, police sources said. Kenneth Bellando, who worked at Levy Capital since January, was found dead on the sidewalk outside his East Side building on March 12, after allegedly jumping from the sixth-story roof, sources said. Bellando, a former investment bank analyst at JPMorgan, is the son of John Bellando, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Condé Nast. His brother, John, a top Chief Investment Officer with JPMorgan, works on risk exposure valuations.
  • Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Found Dead in Apparent Suicide in NYC

    03/17/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    abcnew.com ^ | 3/17/14 | Good Morning America
    Fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead today in her Manhattan apartment of an apparent suicide, according to New York police. She was 47 years old. According to authorities, police were called to her Chelsea apartment at 10:05 a.m. and found her body. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Scott was a renowned stylist and fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by A-listers including Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz. In February, she announced that she had canceled her London Fashion Week show.
  • Try, Try Again: Conn. Lawmakers Again Consider Letting Doctors Assist With Suicide

    03/16/2014 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Last year Connecticut state senator Ed Meyer introduced a bill to create “physician-assisted suicide.” It failed, but this year he and state representative Elizabeth Ritter are trying again. H.B. 5326 would permit a competent person who is suffering from a terminal illness to “request aid in dying” through administration of prescribed medication. The bill is an affront to human life generally, but especially to elder or infirm adults and disabled individuals. For Connecticut citizens who respect life, it is unconscionable. The bill’s proponents say that assisted suicide is the compassionate answer. But an article in The New York Times summarized...
  • Former NJ Governor Corzine Son Dead in Apparent Suicide

    03/14/2014 1:09:04 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jeane MacIntosh
    The son of former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine killed himself in a Mexico City hotel this week. Jeffrey Corzine, 31, was the youngest of Corzine’s three children with ex-wife and childhood sweetheart Joanne Corzine. The exact cause of death was not released, but sources told The Post Jeffrey suffered from depression. Steven Goldberg, a spokesman for the devastated Jon Corzine, confirmed in a statement: “The sad fact is that Jeffrey Corzine had been suffering from severe depression for several years and recently had been receiving treatment for what is a very painful and debilitating physical and mental ailment.”
  • Jeffrey Corzine, Son Of Former NJ Governor Jon Corzine, Commits Suicide

    03/14/2014 12:12:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 03/14/2014
    Jeffrey Corzine, the youngest son of former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, has died of an apparent suicide. He was 31 years old. The former governor's son was found dead in a Mexico City hotel room a few days ago; he was reportedly found after failing to respond to messages from friends. Corzine, who lived in California and worked as a drug counselor, had a history of substance abuse and depression. "The sad fact is that Jeffrey Corzine had been suffering from severe depression for several years and recently had been receiving treatment for what is a very painful and...
  • Trader kills self in finance world’s latest suicide

    03/12/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/12/14 | Michael Gray March 12, 2014 | 5:45pm
    A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year. Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station. He was declared dead at the scene. Reilly’s identity was confirmed by Salvatore Arena, an LIRR spokesperson, who said an investigation into the incident was continuing. Passengers on the west-bound express train told MTA investigators they saw a man standing by the tracks before he jumped in...
  • On the rise in teen suicide since the 1950's

    "Third, we find that, to the extent that we can explain the rise in youth suicide over time, the most important aggregate variable explaining this change seems to be the increased share of youths living in homes with a divorced parent." Before liberals were for marriage and family, they were strongly against them. They have been undermining God's plan for human family relationship no doubt all along in one way or another, but since the 1950's they've especially made progress. The article linked to from the National Bureau of Economic Research discusses the little talked about link between divorce and...
  • Transgender study looks at 'exceptionally high' suicide-attempt rate

    03/08/2014 2:44:08 PM PST · by Salman · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 28, 2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    A whopping 41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives, nearly nine times the national average, according to a sweeping survey released three years ago. In a new study released Tuesday, researchers dug deeper into that number, analyzing the results of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey to examine what puts transgender people at such "exceptionally high" risk. Researchers from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that the risk of attempting suicide was especially severe for transgender or gender nonconforming people who had suffered...
  • La. Police Claim Man Shot And Killed Himself While Handcuffed

    03/08/2014 1:49:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Newsone ^ | Mar 8, 2014
    Louisiana state police are investigating the death Victor White, III, 22, who allegedly shot and killed himself while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car, reports The Advocate. White was allegedly involved in an altercation and when deputies responded to the call they claim to have found illegal drugs on him which lead to his arrest. White was in handcuffs with his hands behind his back when he was killed, allegedly by his own gun — which conveniently wasn’t found during the search that led to his arrest. Read more below from The Advocate: Once at the sheriff’s office,...
  • American Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in her Singapore home after suspected suicide at age 28

    03/05/2014 12:07:57 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 134 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 5 March 2014 | Daily Mail Reporters
    The American CEO of an exchange for the troubled bitcoin digital currency has been found dead after a suspected suicide at her home in Singapore. Wisconsin native, Autumn Radtke, 28, was discovered inside her apartment on February 28 and officials in the South East Asian city state are now waiting for toxicology test results to determine the exact cause of death. Douglas Adams, the non-executive chairman of First Meta confirmed that his colleague had passed away in a statement which said the company was 'shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke.' The death...
  • What’s Behind The Growing Pile Of Dead Banker Bodies? Here's a background of some of the dead...

    03/01/2014 8:24:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 02/25/2014 | Bob Livingston
    It’s become a health hazard to be a banker. What evil lurks beneath the pile of bodies?In growing numbers, the bodies of bankers are piling up in the streets — at least eight global financial types in recent weeks (and five others in the past year). And a financial reporter for The Wall Street Journal walked out of his house and mysteriously hasn’t been seen or heard from in weeks.So what gives? Three of the bankers worked for JPMorgan. One worked for Deutsche Bank AG. Others for companies not so prominent, i.e., not “too big to fail,” but possibly...
  • Alarming Spate of Suicides, Mysterious Deaths Among Bankers Worldwide Prompt Speculation

    02/28/2014 2:30:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/28/2014 | Nicola Menzie
    There have been several prominent news reports on the sudden and mysterious deaths of several bankers and businessmen from around the world since January, leading some to speculate that the deaths point to economic trouble on the horizon and others to suggest that work-related pressures likely played a part, as suicide has been a factor in many of these cases. The latest mysterious case reported is that of James Stuart Jr. Stuart, a former CEO of National Bank of Commerce whose career path includes time at Citibank and First Commerce Bancshares. He was found dead on Feb. 19 with no...
  • NY Veterinarian Driven to Suicide after Cat Custody Battle Ruins Clinic

    02/27/2014 1:55:25 PM PST · by CharlotteVRWC · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Barry Paddock AND John Marzulli / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    New York veterinarian driven to suicide after cat custody battle ruins clinic Dr. Shirley Koshi’s Bronx clinic, Gentle Hands, took in a stray named Karl. But Gwen Jurmark had fed Karl and other cats that lived in Raoul Wallenberg Park, and she sued the vet — and organized a protest against the clinic — to get Karl back. A clinic worker said the lawsuit, online attacks against the doctor and financial problems ‘drove [Koshi] over the edge.’ Please sign petition to hold those accountable
  • Golden Gate Suicide Record: Number of people jumping to their deaths reach all-time high

    02/27/2014 6:39:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/27/2014 | Howard Richman
    According to The Independent (Golden Gate suicides: Deaths from San Francisco’s famous bridge ‘reached all-time high’ in 2013): The number of people jumping to their deaths from San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge reached an all-time high in 2013, according to a safety watchdog group. Public suicide rates at the California landmark are among the highest in the world, and campaigners have demanded that something be done after 46 people killed themselves there last year alone. As well as those deaths, police officers and members of the public intervened to save would-be jumpers on 118 other occasions. So why the record? ...
  • Does The Trail Of Dead Bankers Lead Somewhere?

    02/24/2014 5:27:39 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    What are we to make of this sudden rash of banker suicides? Does this trail of dead bankers lead somewhere? Or could it be just a coincidence that so many bankers have died in such close proximity? I will be perfectly honest and admit that I do not know what is going on. But there are some common themes that seem to link at least some of these deaths together. First of all, most of these men were in good health and in their prime working years. Secondly, most of these "suicides" seem to have come out of nowhere and...
  • Australian TV Star Commits Suicide After Depression Triggered by Her Abortion...

    02/23/2014 10:07:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 23, 2014 | Jill Stanek
    <p>Abortion proponents push for easy access to abortion, deemphasizing its after-affects to the point they absolutely refuse to acknowledge post-abortion depression, which further incapacitates those actually living through it.</p> <p>This is such a tragedy. Charlotte Dawson, RIP, was born in New Zealand but achieved fame in Australia as a model and a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model.</p>
  • Does The Trail Of Dead Bankers Lead Somewhere? Why the Sudden Rash of Banker Suicides?

    02/19/2014 4:06:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/18/2014 | Michael Snyder
    What are we to make of this sudden rash of banker suicides? Does this trail of dead bankers lead somewhere? Or could it be just a coincidence that so many bankers have died in such close proximity? I will be perfectly honest and admit that I do not know what is going on. But there are some common themes that seem to link at least some of these deaths together. First of all, most of these men were in good health and in their prime working years. Secondly, most of these "suicides" seem to have come out of nowhere and...
  • 33-year-old banker leaps to his death from JPMorgan’s Hong Kong headquarters, latest in string....

    02/18/2014 9:15:33 AM PST · by BRK · 83 replies
    JPMorgan banker jumps from Hong Kong headquarters A 33-year-old man jumped to his death from the skyscraper roof of U.S. investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co’s Asia headquarters on Tuesday, police said. JP Morgan has confirmed that the man who jumped was an employee at the firm with the last name Li. He was a junior investment banker.
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    "BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said."
  • Death of American Title Co. chief, under investigation, a suicide (Richard Talley)

    02/07/2014 2:15:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | 2-7-14 | UPI
    CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The death of the chief of the American Title Co., under investigation by state insurance regulators, was a suicide, the Arapahoe County, Colo., coroner said. Richard Talley, 57, was found dead in the garage of his Centennial, Colo., home, earlier this week, the result of self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun, the Denver Post reported Friday. Talley, and the company he founded and led as chief executive officer, are under investigation by the Colorado Division of Insurance, a part of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies which regulates title companies, an agency spokesman confirmed...
  • When You Realize U Can't Get Your Old Policy Back and You're Stuck With ObamaCare

    02/07/2014 6:00:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
  • Should Connecticut allow assisted suicide? (FREEP THIS POLL)

    02/06/2014 7:57:09 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 33 replies
    HARTFORD COURANT ^ | Feb 3, 2014
    Should Connecticut make it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives? Advocates say that a peaceful death with the help of a doctor is preferable to a painful one from a terminal illness or an illegal one. Last year’s bill on this issue resulted in the first legislative public hearing on the topic, according to CT News Junkie, but never passed out of the Public Health Committee. Oregon and Washington have laws allowing assisted suicide. But proposals for a similar law here have faced opposition from doctors in the state, from Catholic archdioceses and from disability advocates. What’s...
  • Suicide: A silent killer?

    02/05/2014 10:16:50 AM PST · by Phillyred · 29 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 3:01 AM | SOLOMON LEACH
    WHEN LISA Schenke read about the sudden death of University of Pennsylvania freshman Madison Holleran last month, it brought back chilling memories. Schenke, a North Jersey mother, knew the story all too well: A high-achieving student and varsity athlete ultimately lost a battle with depression. Like Holleran, Schenke's son, Tim, committed suicide - in April 2008, months before he was set to attend Drexel University on an academic scholarship. "People don't expect depression in young people . . . that are keeping it together, at least for the public," she said. "And that is what Madison was doing, to continue...
  • Chief economist’s apparent suicide is the latest in a series of bizarre deaths ...

    02/03/2014 11:52:06 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 48 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | Steven Perlberg
    Russell Investments’ Chief Economist Mike Dueker was found dead in an apparent suicide in the United States, the latest in a series of untimely deaths among finance workers and business leaders around the world this past week. Police say it appears Dueker took his own life by jumping from a ramp near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Wash., the AP reported Friday. ...
  • Third prominent banker found dead in six days

    02/02/2014 5:35:11 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 26 replies
    Housingwire ^ | 01/31/14 | Trey Garrison
    Normally HousingWire wouldn’t cover deaths in the industry, but what’s strange is that Dueker is the third prominent banker found dead since Sunday.
  • Two top American bankers commit suicide in London as one jumps 500ft to his death...and another....

    01/28/2014 6:15:58 PM PST · by 1 spark · 94 replies
    Two top American bankers commit suicide in London as one jumps 500ft to his death from JP Morgan skyscraper and another hangs himself in luxury home •Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan bank executive, died this morning after he threw himself off the top of the bank's European headquarters •On Sunday, former Deutsche Bank senior manager, William 'Bill' Broeksmit, 58, was found hanging in his home in South Kensington •Both deaths have been ruled non-suspicious by the Metropolitan Police •Magee had lived in London for seven years after transferring from the Unites States with JP Morgan •Broeksmit had been in...
  • Was Woman Who Jumped Nude From 15-Story Building Patient Of Renowned Plastic Surgeon?

    01/27/2014 9:59:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 26, 2014 11:59 PM | Suraya Fadel
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Was the woman who jumped nude from the roof of a 15-story building Wednesday morning the patient of a renowned plastic surgeon? Dr. Brian Novack is described as a plastic surgeon to the stars. The 53-year-old unidentified woman jumped from the roof of a building in the 400 block of Camden Drive. Sunday night, flowers, candles and notes left by strangers were left at the site where the woman took her own life. KCAL9′s Suraya Fadel said police still didn’t want to confirm many details other than to say the case is still under investigation. “What...
  • Sources: Ryan Loskarn dead in suspected suicide (Lamar Alexander aide)

    01/24/2014 9:12:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/24/14 | John Bresnehan and Manu Raju
    Jesse Ryan Loskarn, a one-time star staffer who was the former top aide to Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, was found dead Thursday afternoon following charges he possessed and distributed child pornography, according to three people familiar with the matter. Loskarn, 35, is believed to have committed suicide. Loskarn’s sharp and sudden downfall stunned Capitol Hill, given his reputation as a well-regarded and savvy operative who was close to GOP senators, powerful political aides and members of the media. He was arrested last month by U.S. Postal Service investigators on charges that he possessed and distributed child pornography following a...
  • Young mom, 21, and 25-year-old man shot dead in murder-suicide in Maryland

    01/25/2014 9:29:32 PM PST · by fella · 55 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 25 January 2014
    Young mom, 21, and 25-year-old man shot dead in murder-suicide in Maryland mall skate shop by gunman so heavily armed the bomb squad was called Briana Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, were shot by a gunman while working at Zumiez at the Mall in Columbia It was Benlolo's first job since she gave birth to her son, two The gunman emerged from a dressing room and began shooting, killing Benlolo and Johnson and injuring others He then turned the gun on himself Police called in the bomb squad to disarm the man, who was armed with crude explosive devices...
  • Ryan Loskarn, the former aide to Sen. Alexander facing child porn charges, found dead

    01/24/2014 11:01:15 AM PST · by don-o · 20 replies
    AP - via WJHL ^ | January 24, 2014 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    SYKESVILLE, MD (AP) - The Maryland medical examiner's office says a former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hanged himself in his parents' home, just weeks after his arrest on child pornography charges.
  • University of Pennsylvania Track Star Jumped to Death Over Grades: Family Friend

    01/22/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Madison Holleran, 19, was stressed about her 3.5 GPA in the weeks before she jumped from a parking garage in Philadelphia on Friday, the friend said. The freshman’s tragic death stunned friends and family in her hometown of Allendale, N.J.A beautiful and brainy University of Pennsylvania track star jumped to her death from a parking garage Friday after stressing out over grades, a family friend revealed Monday. Madison Holleran — a freshman at the Ivy League school who hails from Bergen County, N.J.— made dinner plans and sent messages to friends without a hint she was feeling suicidal, said family...
  • 2 Friends Reach Across the Aisle on Immigration

    01/22/2014 10:55:51 AM PST · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Jan 2014 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The two women might at first seem more like political rivals than a reminder of the way things used to work in Washington. Esther Olavarria, a Democrat, left Cuba as a child, worked as Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s top immigration lawyer and now holds a post in the White House. Rebecca Tallent, a Republican, left suburban Arizona and became Senator John McCain’s chief of staff, briefly advised Sarah Palin in 2008 and is now a top policy aide to Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio. But if there is any way to unlock the immigration stalemate in Washington, colleagues say...
  • Florida's largest gun dealer bans gun rentals in wake of suicides

    01/10/2014 4:11:51 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 01/10/2014 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    Shoot Straight, Florida's largest independent gun-shop chain, has stopped renting guns to prevent its eight Florida ranges from becoming suicide parlors. Khaled Akkawi, founder of the Apopka-based chain, made the decision last month after the latest suicides at one his gun ranges. "We've had enough," Akkawi said Friday. "They've been increasing real fast and the one common denominator — everyone is done with a rental gun."
  • 'Dead' banker arrested on $20m fraud charges ... after his apparent suicide

    01/01/2014 5:19:42 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 1, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Caught by his tinted windows:A banker who vanished in an apparent suicide in 2012 and was wanted by the FBI in connection with a $20 million wire fraud case has been arrested in Georgia after being pulled over for a minor traffic violation. Aubrey Lee Price, 47, was arrested after being stopped for a tinted window violation on Interstate 95 ... Officers said that it was clear Price was giving them false information during the stop and they were soon able to determine that he was wanted by the FBI. His arrest comes more than a year after a Florida...
  • Tycoon gives away $800 million fortune before suicide jump

    12/29/2013 7:02:49 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/29/2013 | unknown
    A renowned Wall Street tycoon gave away his entire $800 million fortune before falling to his death in a suicide jump this week.
  • Coroner: Man Found Dead in Santa Cruz Driveway Stabbed Himself

    12/15/2013 11:59:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    A man found dead on Cypress Avenue on Nov. 26 stabbed himself to death, the Santa Cruz County Coroner's Office reported Monday. The investigation was handled as a homicide after the 57-year-old man was found dead outside his home in a pool of blood around his neck. But an autopsy revealed his wounds were self-inflicted. Authorities declined to say how many times he was stabbed. SNIP "In my 28 years, I've not heard or seen of a (suicide) case with multiple stab wounds to that degree," Clark said.