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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1991
A teen-age boy was found hanging from a tree in the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area on Friday morning in an apparent suicide, Los Angeles police said. The body of Todd Holcomb, 15, of Van Nuys was discovered by a jogger about 7 a.m., Detective Stephen Fisk said. He said a suicide note was found with the body, but did not disclose details.
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NEWS
March 13, 1987 | United Press International
The families of four teen-agers who committed suicided by breathing car exhaust fumes earlier this week have decided not to honor their last request for a joint wake and burial, funeral directors said today. The two young men and two sisters who killed themselves Wednesday will be buried in three separate funerals beginning Saturday and probably concluding on Monday, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2010 | Alexandra Zavis and Tony Barboza
As a teacher in an impoverished, gang-ridden area of South Los Angeles, Rigoberto Ruelas always reached out to the toughest kids. He would tutor them on weekends and after school, visit their homes, encourage them to aim high and go to college. The fifth-grade teacher at Miramonte Elementary School was so passionate about his mission that, school authorities say, he had near perfect attendance in 14 years on the job. So when Ruelas, 39, failed to show up for work last week, his colleagues instantly began to worry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1992
A 43-year-old Los Angeles woman killed herself Monday by driving her car at a high speed into the back of a parked dump truck on Lynn Road in Thousand Oaks, authorities said. "It was fast enough to demolish the car," said Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Keith Parks. "She died instantly." The woman's name was being withheld Monday night pending notification of relatives, Parks said. Investigators determined that she intended to die in the 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A 52-year-old motorist who was killed in a Metrolink crash earlier this week drove his vehicle into the train's path because he wanted to commit suicide, the Los Angeles County coroner ruled Wednesday. The driver died Monday morning after he was thrown from his SUV from the impact of the crash. A will and a suicide note addressed to his mother were found in his home, said Capt. David Campbell, a spokesman for the coroner's office.
NATIONAL
November 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A teenage student pilot who committed suicide by crashing into a Tampa skyscraper had nearly hit the control tower at an Air Force base that houses a nerve center for the Afghan war, a government report says. Charles Bishop, 15, flew his stolen Cessna "just a few feet" over the control tower at MacDill Air Force Base during the Jan. 5 flight, the National Transportation Safety Board report says.
NEWS
October 23, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 12-year-old boy shot himself to death after leaving a suicide note telling his parents to donate his organs, newspapers reported. His request followed publicity for an American couple who donated their 7-year-old son's organs after he was fatally wounded in a highway robbery in Italy. The 12-year-old shot himself with his grandfather's rifle. But his organs could not be used, because several hours passed before his father found his body.
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