MINNEAPOLIS — Roger Caldwell, who confessed to the sensational 1977 murders of Duluth heiress Elisabeth Congdon and her nurse, apparently committed suicide this week in his hometown of Latrobe, Pa., officials said Thursday.
Caldwell, 54, slit both wrists and bled to death on his living room floor late Tuesday or early Wednesday, according to Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Joseph Musgrove.
Musgrove said Caldwell left three suicide notes. The St. Paul, Minn., Pioneer Press Dispatch reported that one of the notes said he was innocent of the murders.
The newspaper also cited unidentified sources who said Caldwell recently complained of being unable to get a job in his hometown, and of being haunted by notoriety from the murders.