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  • Saudi Sisters Found Dead & Duct Taped Together Died By Suicide

    01/23/2019 4:38:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 60 replies
    Refinert29 ^ | January 23, 2019 | Leah Carroll
    Medical examiners in New York have ruled that the mysterious deaths of two sisters found dead and duct taped together on the banks of the Hudson River was a double suicide. The cause of death was drowning. The bodies of Rotana Ferea, 23 and Tala Farea, 16 were discovered on October, 24 2018 near the George Washington Bridge. They were quickly identified as Saudi citizens who had gone missing from a shelter-like facility, possibly for abused women, in Fairfax, Virginia in August. "Today, my office determined that the death of the Farea sisters was the result of suicide, in which...
  • John Coughlin, two-time US pairs skating champion, dies by suicide day after being suspended

    01/19/2019 7:36:00 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2019 | Kathleen Joyce
    A former pairs champion took his own life Friday, just one day after he was suspended by U.S. Figure Skating. [snip] Coughlin was suspended Thursday by U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. Center for SafeSport. USA Today reported a “matter concerning him” was presented to SafeSport. The details were not immediately disclosed. In December, SafeSport restricted his participation in the sport before the “interim suspension” was announced. He was temporarily suspended from “participating in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized or organized by USFS or the U.S. Olympic Committee,” USA Today reported.
  • Parents sue city after Austin teen's suicide in patrol car

    01/03/2019 10:00:19 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 3, 2019 | Josh Hinkle
    Next week marks two years since Sayeed and Cara Anam’s only son shot himself in the head in the back of an Austin police cruiser. But time has done little to ease their pain, clearly outlined in the wrongful death lawsuit they filed Wednesday against the city. That arrest was just the latest for Zachary Anam, 19, who had been charged with several crimes in the preceding year, including burglary and drug possession. Police interviews with those who knew Anam indicated a history of substance abuse and mental health concerns...According to a police report, store security had detained him after...
  • Romanticizing a Suicide ‘for the Earth’

    01/02/2019 4:22:56 PM PST · by Salman · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | January 2, 2019 | Wesley J. Smith
    I was not at all pleased by the way that the New York Times’s annual “The Lives they Lived”–obituaries for notables who passed away in 2018 — depicted the death of David Buckel, a radical environmentalist who killed himself by self-immolation to benefit the earth. From the story: Near the body, in an otherwise-empty garbage bag inside a shopping cart, officers found an envelope containing a 1,276-word letter, which Buckel had also sent to several newspapers. The letter said that his “early death by fossil fuel” — referring to the gasoline with which he had started the fire — “reflects...
  • UPDATE: Police ID 2 teen boys killed in Gwinnett shootings

    01/01/2019 7:46:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    AJC ^ | Jan. 1, 2019 | Amanda C. Coyne
    An accidental shooting in Lawrenceville on Monday afternoon killed one teenage boy and led to the death of another, police said. The teens have been identified by police as Chad Carless, 17, and Devin Hodges, 15, both of Lawrenceville. The incident happened when a group of teen boys were in a “makeshift shed” on a property on Riverlanding Circle around 4 p.m., Gwinnett police spokeswoman Ashley Wilson said at the scene. Detectives said Hodges was showing a group a handgun when he accidentally fired a shot, Detective David Smith said in a statement. The shot hit his friend, Carless, who...
  • A big honkin' unsolved mystery – or cover-up?(Navy Adm)

    12/31/2018 6:37:48 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 12/31/2018 | Barbara Simpson
    Happy New Year, everyone! It’s always a time to look forward to the new opportunities the New Year will bring. Well, except if you’re the family of Vice Admiral Scott Stearney. For them – his wife Shelly and their two children – they know that their husband and father is dead, supposedly a suicide. Who knows what more they may have been told by Navy officials but, if you are an average American citizen (as am I), you know nothing more. Even the media have clammed up, after the original announcement was made concerning the death. The official announcement was...
  • Are Christians who commit suicide condemned to Hell?

    12/24/2018 8:22:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/24/2018 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Responding to the question of whether or not Christians who commit suicide go to Heaven, ethicist Russell Moore said that because the blood of Christ covers sins past, present and future, the “last thing we do” does not determine where we will spend eternity. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said he’s often asked the question by worried individuals whose loved one committed suicide. “They worry,” he said. “Does this mean because this person essentially the last act on earth was a sin, does this mean that that person is in Hell?...
  • Media Has Third-Highest Suicide Rate in the U.S., CDC Report Finds

    12/18/2018 9:39:13 AM PST · by naeim.darzi
    PJ Media ^ | 12/15/20188 | John Ellis
    Families of people killed by illegal immigrants visited the U.S.-Mexico border on Dec. 14 to call for stronger border security. The Angel Families organization held a rally giving parents whose children were murdered a chance to speak in support of building the border wall, KUSI reported. “We are fighting so that no other American family has to feel the pain and the grief that we do,” said Mary Anne Mendoza, whose son was killed by an illegal alien in 2014.
  • 2017: Surgeon, Who Exposed Clinton Foundation Corruption, Found Dead

    12/17/2018 12:48:46 PM PST · by ptsal · 54 replies
    The Gay Republican ^ | 12-12-2017 | Ethan Sabo
    Dr. Dean Lorich, an orthopedic surgeon who volunteered in Haiti and exposed Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice on the island, has been found dead in New York. He was 54. Dr. Lorich was found by his 11-year-old daughter on the bathroom floor of his tony Upper East Side apartment with a knife in his chest at around 1pm on Monday. The knife missed the surgeon’s heart, leaving him to bleed out and be found by his daughter. Despite the fact police were called to the property regarding an “assault“, they instantly registered the death as “suicide” and closed the case.
  • [Catholic Caucus] About that funeral Mass homily, some points

    12/17/2018 10:14:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    In the Light of the Law ^ | December 15, 2018 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
    About that funeral Mass homily, some points I do not know Fr. Don LaCuesta or the Hullibarger family nor do I know what LaCuesta said in his homily at last week’s funeral for 18-year-old Maison Hullibarger (who had killed himself some days before) or how LaCuesta said what he said (reports here and here). Such caveats, however, in light of my treatments of other issues related to the canon law on Church funerals, might qualify me to make some objective comments on the controversy erupting in the wake of LaCuesta’s funeral homily wherein, it seems, Maison’s ‘life was not celebrated’ and doubts...
  • NBC Hypes Calls for Gun Sale Waiting Period to Prevent Suicide

    12/16/2018 8:28:27 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 12/15/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    Saturday's Today show on NBC spent almost two minutes highlighting an obituary for a suicide victim in Vermont that is part of an effort to encourage new laws that would require a 24-hour waiting period before purchasing a gun ..... Co-host Sheinelle Jones set up the segment by recalling that the CDC recently reported that the number of gun-related deaths per year is at the highest level in about 40 years. Co-host Peter Alexander then added: "This morning, an obituary for a young man who took his own life is going viral, his parents now calling for stricter gun control...
  • Steve Chapman: The surprising truth about 'gun deaths'

    12/16/2018 7:05:58 AM PST · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    madison,com ^ | 16 dec 21018 | Steve Chapman
    “Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal,” blared Thursday’s headline on A press release from Everytown for Gun Safety noted that “39,773 people were killed by gun violence in 2017 — approximately 1,100 more than were killed by motor vehicle accidents.” The picture these announcements evoke is of mass shootings and random gun crimes that pose a mortal danger to every American. But that image is not quite accurate. The number of homicides actually declined last year — and is believed to have fallen again this year. Our streets have gotten safer....
  • Waltzing Matilda reenvisoned

    12/15/2018 7:50:44 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 36 replies ^ | 16 December 2018 |
    A reworking of Australia's unofficial natiional anthem.
  • Oregon may require middle, high schoolers undergo annual mental health exams

    12/15/2018 7:25:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies | Dec. 13, 2018 | Natalie Pate, Salem Statesman Journal
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  • Jessica Starr, Fox 2 meteorologist, commits suicide at age 35

    12/13/2018 1:15:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 160 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    A married mother of two and meteorologist for Fox 2 Detroit died by suicide, the station said Thursday. Jessica Starr, 35, who lived in Novi, Michigan, is survived by her husband, Dan, and her two children, a 5-year-old son named Noah, and a 3-year-old daughter named Riley, the Springfield News-Sun reported. The station did not provide more details about her death. [snip] Prior to her death, Starr spoke out publicly about her recovery from Lasik surgery, which she had done in October. She was out of work for several weeks and struggled with dry eye following the procedure, reported the...
  • Princes William and Harry tackle Masculinity, Mental Health, and Suicide

    12/04/2018 3:01:52 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Caroline Davies
    The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his shock at being called out to his first suicide as an air ambulance pilot in a joint interview with his brother, Prince Harry, on tackling masculinity and mental health issues. Prince William said the “tipping point” for him in understanding how men struggle to deal with mental health problems came with his work with the East Anglian air ambulance. “My first callout was to a male suicide and I was told there were five suicides or attempted suicides every day in East Anglia alone. When I looked into it I was shocked...
  • UPDATED: U.S. 5th Fleet Commander Found Dead in Bahrain

    12/02/2018 8:14:50 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, commander of U.S. 5th Fleet, was found dead in his quarters in Bahrain on Saturday, according to a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. While an investigation is ongoing, the death of Stearney will almost certainly be ruled a suicide, a U.S. defense official told USNI News. An official determination on the cause of death is expected by mid-week, USNI News has learned.
  • Top Navy admiral was found dead in 'apparent suicide'

    12/01/2018 5:49:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2018 | Aris Folley
    © US Navy Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, the Navy’s top officer overseeing forces in the Middle East, died Saturday in what defense officials now call an “apparent suicide," CBS News reports . Stearney, who was the commander of the military branch’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, was found dead in his residence, the Navy confirmed earlier on Saturday. Paul Schlise, the deputy commander of Fifth Fleet, will assume command in his place. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating Stearney's death in addition to the Bahraini Ministry of Interior. However, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said in a...
  • Rosie’s Ex Mother-In-Law Claims Star’s Late Ex-Wife Didn’t Get To See Daughter Dakota (suicide)

    11/30/2018 7:21:40 PM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 11/16/2018 | Melissa Roberto
    Rosie O’Donnell Opens a New Window. ’s ex mother-in-law claims the comedian’s late ex-wife didn’t get to see her daughter before her shocking death, can exclusively report. Gayla Rounds, mother of the late Michelle Rounds Opens a New Window. , who was married to O’Donnell for three years, suggested her daughter was heartbroken over missing Dakota. “Your heart couldn’t take the fact that you couldn’t see our sweet Dakota,” Gayla wrote on her Instagram. O’Donnell’s ex committed suicide on September 11, 2017. As Radar readers know, Michelle and the former talk show host adopted Dakota years ago. The two...
  • Life Expectancy Decline: Have Young Americans Lost Hope Amid Plenty?

    11/30/2018 6:49:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/30/2018
    It's been a given since America began industrializing in the mid-1800s that each generation would live longer than the one that came before. Since 2014, however, an alarming reversal has taken place, with life expectancy slipping each year. How can that be? The release of the U.S. mortality data has typically been a humdrum affair, with little notice by the major media. Not now. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their data for 2017. The average American can expect to live to 78.6 years, the CDC said, down from 78.7 years in 2016. But that small...