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February 6, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Israel Keyes never told investigators about everybody he killed. And in the final bloodied, crumpled notes in his Anchorage jail cell when guards found him strangled with hands slit on Dec. 2, he didn't say much else either. Instead, Keyes -- who claimed to have killed at least eight people across the U.S. over a period of several years -- wrote angst-ridden, morbid poetry on the four pages released by the FBI on Wednesday. "Turn a blind eye back to the screen, soak in your reality shows.
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April 3, 2014 | By Matt Stevens, This post has been corrected. See note below for details
A man and woman found dead with gunshot wounds inside their condominium were identified Thursday as an older couple who had lived together for 25 years. Police said they found what appears to be a suicide note in the couple's Santa Ana residence and that officers recovered a weapon they believe was used in the apparent murder-suicide. The two were identified as Freda Bryson, 78, and Michael Worden, 71. Officers said the bodies were found in a bedroom. Police were called to the 2100 block of East Wellington Avenue around 6 p.m. Wednesday after being asked to make a welfare check by a worried relative, Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
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January 28, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Former Senate aide Jesse Ryan Loskarn, who hanged himself as he faced child pornography charges, left a suicide note saying he had been sexually abused as a child and expressed shame and regret for his conduct as an adult. Loskarn, 35, who was chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), lost his job after authorities raided his Washington home and found the pornography last month. He allegedly purchased sexually explicit DVDs and streaming videos involving underage boys.
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January 28, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Former Senate aide Jesse Ryan Loskarn, who hanged himself as he faced child pornography charges, left a suicide note saying he had been sexually abused as a child and expressed shame and regret for his conduct as an adult. Loskarn, 35, who was chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), lost his job after authorities raided his Washington home and found the pornography last month. He allegedly purchased sexually explicit DVDs and streaming videos involving underage boys.
SPORTS
August 25, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
The doctor who found the body of 25-year-old professional golfer Erica Blasberg told Nevada investigators he hid a suicide note and pills because he wanted to spare her family embarrassment, according to a court document released Wednesday. A Henderson police affidavit detailed the hours Blasberg and Dr. Thomas Hess spent together playing golf, watching TV in a casino sports book and in her home in the days before he found her dead May 9 with a plastic bag over her head.
NEWS
February 12, 1987
Authorities in Los Altos said City Councilman Terrence Cullinan, who killed himself with a shotgun blast after exchanging a few words with a sheriff's deputy, left a suicide note saying he couldn't cope with life anymore. San Mateo County Sheriff's Lt. Richard McKillip said Cullinan, 46, looked "nervous and agitated" when a deputy found him parked on a lonely road Tuesday night, and the councilman said he wanted to "turn his car around."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1996
Sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a 36-year-old man in his home as a homicide, police said Wednesday. The body of Robert Larson was found in his two-bedroom home on Fern Avenue about 10 p.m. Tuesday, after a family member called to report a suicide attempt, police said. But after examining evidence at the scene, including a gun, detectives decided to investigate Larson's death as a homicide, Sheriff's Lt. Ron Wilkerson said. Authorities did not find a suicide note.
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April 17, 1985 | From Reuters
Directions left in a suicide note led to the largest arms cache ever found in the French Basque country, a police spokesman said Tuesday. The cache included nearly three tons of explosives, rolls of detonator cord, 66 anti-tank rockets, 121,000 7.62-millimeter bullets and 67,000 9-millimeter bullets, the spokesman said. He said officers were alerted to the cache late Monday by a call from Michel Lafitte, a construction engineer who said he was about to commit suicide.
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August 19, 1987 | Associated Press
A note found in the pocket of Rudolf Hess shows the former Nazi leader intended to commit suicide when he wrapped an electrical cord around his neck, British officials said today. "The primary cause of death has been determined to be asphyxiation," British diplomatic spokesman Anderson W. Purdon said. Purdon added: "The note which was found on (Hess') body--the contents of which have been released to the Hess family--clearly implies that Hess planned to take his own life."
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August 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
A possible suicide note connected with a postal carrier's killing of his wife and two co-workers is undergoing handwriting and fingerprint analysis, Escondido police said Wednesday. Police Lt. Earl Callander was reluctant to discuss the note's contents, but said it was given to police late last week. He declined to elaborate.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Details are emerging in Paris Jackson's apparent suicide attempt, which kept the pop heiress hospitalized through Thursday. Jackson, the daughter of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, reportedly left a suicide note, took a kitchen knife to her arm and downed 20 ibuprofen pills earlier this week, TMZ reported . She is said to have called a suicide hot line as well. The 15-year-old, who was rushed to a hospital early Wednesday morning, is now recovering and is said to be "physically fine.
NATIONAL
May 3, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
Just before pulling the pistol he would use to shoot himself at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Carnell Moore apparently tried to keep bystanders out of harm's way, authorities said. In a suicide note quoted by authorities Friday, Moore wrote: “The monster within me was getting stronger and while I could not save myself I could spare others.” The airport's Terminal B was closed down for about 10 hours Thursday after Moore, 29, a  maintenance worker from Beaumont, Texas, shot himself in the head as he was being approached by a Homeland Security agent in the ticketing area.
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April 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
Classmates and administrators at a Palmdale middle school struggled Tuesday to make sense of the death of a 13-year-old boy with the "million-dollar smile" who apparently left a suicide note before his body was found at a restaurant 20 miles outside town. Authorities said it appeared that the youth - who was new to the school and despondent over his recent suspension - killed himself. The boy's father alerted authorities Monday when he found a suicide note in his son's room and discovered his gun was missing, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.
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March 1, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
A suicide note discovered by Orange County sheriff's investigators suggests that last week's shooting rampage that left four dead was planned, authorities said. Ali Syed, a 20-year-old college student, killed a woman in his parents' Ladera Ranch home in the early morning hours of Feb. 19, then committed a series of violent carjackings in Tustin and Santa Ana, killing two men before turning the gun on himself. A document titled "suicide note" was created about an hour before Syed's panicked mother called 911 to report a shooting, said sheriff's investigator Dan Salcedo.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
After picking up her two young grandsons from day care Tuesday afternoon, an unstable Connecticut woman couldn't be reached by family members, triggering a statewide Amber Alert that was called off after all three were found dead that night, according to state police and family members. About two hours after Debra Denison, 47, picked up her grandsons - Ashton Perry was 6 months old and Alton Perry died on his second birthday - the boys' concerned mother called police, who launched a search and an alert, Connecticut State Police said in a statement.
NATIONAL
February 7, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
A day after police found a woman and two young children fatally shot and another child seriously injured at a home in northeast Denver, officials and family members worked Thursday to piece together what happened inside the now bloody home. Although police haven't released information about the victims, the Denver Post said relatives identified the dead as 22-year-old Mayra Perez; her daughter, Nevaeh Morales, 6; and her son, Erick Perez, 2. Liliana Castro, Perez's sister, told the Post that she spoke with her brother-in-law , who said he found the bodies when he got home Wednesday morning.
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November 13, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cyanide--but no suicide note--was inside Ian Stuart Spiro's vehicle when the British businessman, who is the prime suspect in the deaths of his three children and wife, was found dead in the Anza-Borrego Desert, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed Thursday. The actual cause of Spiro's death remains under investigation, pending completion of toxicology studies by the San Diego County medical examiner's office.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1993 | SUSAN KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There is only one philosophical problem, Albert Camus has written, and that is suicide. Suicide is, indeed, no laughing matter--even for artist Erika Rothenberg, who has long operated on the principle that laughter is the best medicine. Over the years, this rather banal credo has accounted for some good and some bad art. Notable among the latter category is an ongoing suite of "greeting cards" that satirize our culture's media-driven, hypocrisy-laced preoccupation with trauma.
NATIONAL
February 7, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The body of Jimmy Lee Dykes, killed during the rescue of a young boy from an underground bunker, has been taken to Montgomery, Ala., for an autopsy, officials said Thursday. The autopsy in a state facility is expected to take a couple of days, Trooper Kevin Cook, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Public Safety, told the Los Angeles Times. Dykes apparently died from multiple gunshot wounds during the rescue on Monday afternoon of a boy identified only as Ethan, who turned 6 years old on Wednesday.
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