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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
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.
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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In "Wilfred," a new comedy premiering Thursday on FX, Elijah Wood, who was Frodo in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, plays Ryan, an unhappy young man who, as we meet him, is trying to kill himself. Ryan has had some sort of breakdown or bad luck, the details of which are left vague — we do see that he is on the stated third draft of his suicide note — but this is a show where explanation is less important than action. (The tension between the two will become a recurring theme, in fact.)
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.
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