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May 14, 1996
Ignoring three witnesses, a 32-year-old man scaled a fence along the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, flung off his motorcycle helmet and leaped 250 feet to his death Monday morning, police said. The man, whose name was being held pending family notification, landed on a shipping terminal dock at the Port of Los Angeles shortly after 11 a.m., Police Lt. Jim McNair said. Police said he was carrying cigarettes, a checkbook and a driver's license with a West Hollywood address.
July 15, 2000 | From Associated Press
An autopsy has confirmed that Hillsborough County's top prosecutor killed himself after an investigation into his finances was launched, officials said Friday. The medical examiner's office believes state Atty. Harry Lee Coe shot himself Wednesday night as he sat against a support column underneath an expressway. His body was found Thursday by the television reporter who broke the stories about Coe's seeking $12,000 in loans from employees. Coe said he considered the employees longtime friends and said he'd done nothing wrong, but Gov. Jeb Bush launched an investigation.
July 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A 53-year-old wife and mother fatally shot herself shortly after faxing a letter to her mortgage company saying that by the time it had foreclosed on her house that day, she would be dead. Police said that Carlene Balderrama shot herself Tuesday afternoon soon after sending the 2:30 p.m. fax. The mortgage company called police, who found Balderrama's body at 3:30 p.m.
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.
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.
May 3, 2012 | By Tony Perry and Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
Through her tears, Luisa Seau said that there had been no warning of this. How could her son, Junior, who had so much promise in his life and during a glittery football career, want to kill himself? "I don't understand," she wailed. But Seau, 43, a star linebacker at USC and for his hometown San Diego Chargers, apparently ended his life Wednesday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Oceanside home. Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau's girlfriend went to the beachfront home about 9:30 a.m. and found him dead in a bedroom.
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.
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.
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