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Police: Palms Woman Used Chainsaw To Commit Suicide
CBS) ^ | March 15, 2012 9:05 AM | KNX 1070′s John Brooks

Posted on 03/15/2012 10:48:29 AM PDT by BenLurkin

PALMS (CBS) — A Westside [LOS ANGELES]woman was found dead on Thursday after she apparently killed herself by using a chainsaw, police said.

The victim was found about 12:40 a.m. by her sister in the bedroom of her townhome in the 3600 block of Keystone Avenue near Overland Avenue in Palms, said Sgt. Richard Parks of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Station.

The unidentified 47-year-old woman was discovered with a chainsaw wound on her neck, Parks said.

“At this point, we’re investigating it as a suicide, as she left a suicide note,” he added.

Initial reports claimed the victim was found with the chainsaw tied her neck, but Parks said those reports were inaccurate.


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1 posted on 03/15/2012 10:48:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Was she trying for the most painful way to go?

OUCH!!!


2 posted on 03/15/2012 10:51:20 AM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting wrinkle. I’ll need a little more explanation.

I guess it was running when she tied it around her neck? Was she enhancing her cleavage or deepening her butt crack?


3 posted on 03/15/2012 10:52:52 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: BenLurkin

There are things you just don’t really want to try to imagine...this is one


4 posted on 03/15/2012 10:55:14 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: The Unknown Republican

What did she do, consult the “Book of Bunny Suicides” for inspiration?


5 posted on 03/15/2012 10:56:24 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BenLurkin

okay... that reporter looks a little too happy to be reporting this gruesome story. Makes you wonder if he might have been “first on the scene”...


6 posted on 03/15/2012 10:57:15 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: BenLurkin

I’m gonna say right here that there is no way in cowboy hell I’ll believe a woman tied a chainsaw to her neck, and then had the knowledge, and gumption to start the damned thing and then to throttle the trigger....no way!


7 posted on 03/15/2012 10:58:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe she was just trying to remove a really big mole.....


8 posted on 03/15/2012 10:58:47 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: BenLurkin

Well, if youre gonna do it...


9 posted on 03/15/2012 11:00:13 AM PDT by TheGunny
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
I guess it was running when she tied it around her neck?

Everyone knows about the dangers of running with scissors.........chainsaws are kind of a given, no?/sarc.

10 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:32 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: BenLurkin

Holey meatsoup Batman! Why? Who would even think of that?


11 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:53 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: BenLurkin

Suicides are so inconsiderate!


12 posted on 03/15/2012 11:11:21 AM PDT by old school
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To: Ramius

Stepping in front of a train sounds more appealing than this.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 11:16:02 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Average Al

This is about as appealing as getting your balls caught in a meatgrinder. Hasn’t she ever thought of pills??


14 posted on 03/15/2012 11:29:51 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: BenLurkin

Damn. It’s a permanent solution to a temporary situation.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 11:34:51 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: BenLurkin

Suppose it`s better than renting a wood chipper.
What next, suicide by sausage grinder?


16 posted on 03/15/2012 11:46:04 AM PDT by nomad
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To: BenLurkin

Got it right on the 1st whack.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 11:47:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin

Got it right on the 1st whack.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 11:48:03 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin

Measure twice...Cut once...


19 posted on 03/15/2012 11:48:56 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin

Measure twice...Cut once...


20 posted on 03/15/2012 11:49:28 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin

Brady Group studies indicate that in households with chainsaws, the chainsaw is 41% more likely to be used to commit suicide than to dismember an intruder.

Chainsaw control now. For the children!


21 posted on 03/15/2012 11:51:26 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (Fall down 7 times, stand up 8. - Japanese proverb)
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To: Average Al

Naw...I saw the aftermath of one of those. It’ll give you bad dreams.


22 posted on 03/15/2012 11:52:33 AM PDT by old school
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To: Average Al

It would have made an enormous mess of things. Blood and meatchunks all over the walls and ceiling. I wonder if that wasn’t the point, and the reason she chose such a bizarre method: She wanted to traumatize the person who would find her body, with the most horrific scene possible.


23 posted on 03/15/2012 11:54:41 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: BenLurkin
This chainsaw suicide approved by Tony Montana!

24 posted on 03/15/2012 11:55:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Vendome
Measure twice...Cut once...

Or as my friend in construction says, "I cut this board three times and it's still too short".

25 posted on 03/15/2012 11:59:03 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Hatteras
okay... that reporter looks a little too happy to be reporting this gruesome story

Beat me to it. That happy smiley picture of him just didn't fit that story.

Why stop at a razorblade to the wrist when a chainsaw to the neck would do a better job. Some people can't get enough attention even in death.

26 posted on 03/15/2012 12:08:53 PM PDT by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Ramius

No kidding. If it was an apartment they are now refering to it as the meat locker.


27 posted on 03/15/2012 12:19:49 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: BenLurkin

About 25 years ago in Phoenix, a guy killed himself in a similar manner with a circular saw in a pawnshop.

Last words: “Ya got someplace I can plug this in to make sure it works?”.


28 posted on 03/15/2012 12:24:47 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BenLurkin

A real drama queen


29 posted on 03/15/2012 3:05:19 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: BenLurkin

That had to be real messy.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 3:41:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: BenLurkin

That had to be real messy.


31 posted on 03/15/2012 3:41:45 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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