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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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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.
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August 23, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Criminal charges will not be filed against an 88-year-old San Marcos man who sat beside his ailing wife as she committed suicide, the San Diego County district attorney's office announced Wednesday. After a thorough review, the office decided that it could not meet "the ethical and legal burden" of proving a charge of "assisted suicide" against Alan Purdy, according to a spokesman for Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis. "We do not discuss the reasons when we don't file criminal charges," spokesman Steve Walker said, "other than [to say that]
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June 13, 1998 | RICHARD WARCHOL
A Point Mugu woman committed suicide on a busy city street corner during the morning commute Friday, pointing a camera at an Amtrak train before allowing it to hit her, authorities said. Authorities said Flori Herme, 37, a mother of three who lived on the Point Mugu naval base with her family, had a history of depression. A suicide note to her husband, Jim, was discovered in the family's vehicle across the street in a convenience store parking lot.
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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.
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.
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