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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
January 31, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A 52-year-old motorist who was killed earlier this week drove his vehicle into the path of a Metrolink train to commit suicide, the Los Angeles County coroner has ruled. After the driver's death on Monday, a will and a suicide note were found in his home, said Capt. David Campbell, a spokesman for the coroner's office. On Thursday at 5:33 a.m., a Metrolink train plowed into a stopped car in the City of Industry, killing a 37-year-old Walnut man also in an apparent suicide, authorities said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2012 | By Susan King
The world of cinema is still reeling with the news of the apparent suicide Sunday of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott. Over the decades there have been several high-profile filmmakers who have committed suicide, often in connection with depression or another illness. Here is a look at five noted filmmakers who killed themselves: Max Linder (1883-1925) The famed French silent movie clown/director battled chronic depression and other health issues after witnessing the horrors of combat as a dispatch driver between Paris and the front lines during World War I. His depression got so bad that at times he couldn't work.
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 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.
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