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February 26, 1997 | By Anne Barnard and Anika Scott, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS Inquirer correspondent John Murphy contributed to this report
An aspiring chef who committed suicide Monday had told police she was with Guy A. Sileo, co-owner of the General Wayne Inn, during part of the night when Sileo's partner, James E. Webb, was slain, Montgomery County District Attorney Michael D. Marino said yesterday. Marino said investigators in the Webb case believe Felicia Rae Moyse, 20, a cook at the historic Main Line inn, killed herself because Sileo, 29, had ended a relationship with her and returned to his wife, Denise. Delaware County Medical Examiner Dmitri L. Contostavlos ruled Moyse's death a suicide yesterday.
SPORTS
July 10, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
New York Rangers forward Roman Lyashenko wrote a suicide note, then apparently tried to cut his wrists before hanging himself, a Turkish police officer said yesterday. Lyashenko's body was found hanging Sunday by a belt in the bathroom at a beach resort in Antalya, a southern Mediterranean province in Turkey. He had been vacationing with his mother and sister. In the note, Lyashenko apologized for killing himself, according to a paramilitary police officer who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
September 21, 2010
MEADVILLE, Pa. - A coroner says a western Pennsylvania county treasurer charged with stealing from the county's fair denied the thefts in a suicide note. Crawford County Coroner Patrick McHenry says Frederic Wagner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Friday. McHenry says a note Wagner left for his wife in their West Mead Township home says he didn't steal the money. Wagner was charged last month after surveillance cameras allegedly showed him pocketing at least $300 from last year's fair.
NEWS
October 26, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Someone forged the torn-up suicide note that was discovered after White House lawyer Vincent Foster was found with a fatal gunshot wound, a group of handwriting experts said yesterday. In another development, phone records of Hillary Rodham Clinton released on Tuesday showed that shortly after learning of Foster's suicide in 1993, the first lady phoned Hollywood producer Harry Thomason, a friend involved in the White House travel office affair that deeply troubled Foster during his final days.
NEWS
March 12, 1987 | By Carolyn Acker, S.A. Paolantonio and Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writers
Four teenagers who signed a suicide note requesting that they be buried together were found dead yesterday morning in a locked garage where they had parked their car and let the engine run. The teenagers, aged 16 to 19, had indicated to acquaintances that they were depressed by the death in September of a close friend. He was one of four young people from this weathered New York suburb who last year suffered deaths "suggestive of suicide," officials said. Bergen County Prosecutor Larry J. McClure said yesterday's deaths might have been "related to drug and/or alcohol consumption.
LIVING
April 12, 1994 | By Carol Horner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story contains information from USA Today, People Magazine and the Associated Press
Weeping at times, Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, read from his suicide note in a recording played for thousands of fans who held a candlelight vigil to mourn the grunge rocker. Meanwhile, Love and dozens of others, including members of Cobain's band, Nirvana, and Love's band, Hole, attended a private memorial service at a church a few blocks from where the vigil was being held Sunday night in Seattle. Thousands of mourners, mostly in their teens and 20s, listened solemnly to a tape of Love reading from Cobain's note.
NEWS
December 23, 1998 | by Don Russells, Daily News Staff Writer
Three days before Christmas, a 38-year-old Oxford Circle mother of two sat down with a pen and a couple sheets of paper and tried to say goodbye. Her marriage had fallen apart, and she was living with her brother. Money was getting to be a hassle. And there were problems over child custody. The joy of the season must have seemed a painful distraction. Just a day before, she treated the kids to a holiday party at the home of an aunt while she busied herself, presumably, with last-minute shopping.
NEWS
July 10, 2003 | By Troy Graham and Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
In a lengthy, typewritten suicide note, Steven Lee Wasserman said he was "extremely depressed" about the state of his life, including a failed marriage and the departure of his girlfriend, who left him for her former beau, according to authorities. Before killing himself, they said, the Magnolia man, 44, beat to death his ex-girlfriend, Valerie Soto, with a baseball bat, killed his 10-year-old daughter, and took his 8-year-old son to suffocate with him from the exhaust of their Chevy Blazer.
NEWS
August 2, 1995 | By Angie Cannon, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The big lesson of yesterday's Senate Whitewater hearings: Be careful what you write on office e-mail. Calling your bosses "the three stooges" whose antics resemble "a slapstick comedy" could come back to haunt you, especially if you're hauled before a nationally televised congressional hearing. Two former White House secretaries learned that the hard way yesterday as transcripts of their private electronic conversation were displayed for all the world, prompting titters from the audience.
NEWS
July 19, 1996 | By Dale Mezzacappa, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The brief life of Charles Miles careened between hope and despair, between joy and grief, between belief in a bright future and the certainty that he had no future at all. Last Thursday, his confusion ended. After a night hanging out and getting high with friends, he took a sawed-off shotgun from his house, went into the backyard, put the weapon into his mouth and fired. His mother, Elvira Boozer, found him there the next morning, and then a suicide note in his room. "Believe me, I did my best," it said, citing his unsuccessful attempts to find a job for himself and an apartment for his expectant girlfriend.
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NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
LEESPORT, Pa. - About three weeks before she and her three young children were killed at gunpoint on the floor of their living room, Megan Swingle Short had called 911 to say she was afraid of the man who would end up murdering her family - her husband. She told a Berks County emergency dispatcher that she and Mark Short had been arguing. But Mark Short was gone from the family's house in Sinking Spring when police arrived on that day in July. Officers told the 33-year-old mother how to get a protection-from-abuse order to keep him away.
NEWS
January 2, 2016
A 38-year-old South Jersey man was struck and killed Wednesday night in Haverford Township by a Norristown high speed train, in what police are calling an apparent suicide. The victim, a resident of Mays Landing, was not identified pending notification of kin. Witnesses told Haverford Township police the man park his car in a lot near the Ardmore Junction station about 10:45 p.m., walked up the embankment and onto the tracks. As the outbound train approached, the man lay down on the tracks.
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA & SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
WHEN PUPILS and teachers return to the halls of South Philly's Francis Scott Key Elementary School this morning, it will be under a cloud of grief. Amy Persky Newman, 48, a beloved teacher at Key for 20 years, died yesterday on the fourth day of the new school year. Preliminary evidence indicated that the sixth-grade teacher took her own life inside a public bathroom on the lobby floor of the Holiday Inn Stadium, on Packer Avenue near 10th Street in South Philly, police said.
NEWS
August 14, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
SHE WAS WATCHING Jeopardy! on Monday when the news scrolled across the bottom of the TV screen that Robin Williams had taken his own life. "I burst into tears," says "Helen," who has asked to remain anonymous to protect her daughter. "I wanted to call his wife and tell her there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. I wanted to hug her. " Helen says this even though, more often than not, she feels the pain of her brother's 2010 suicide as if it, too, happened Monday. And even though she still battles the despair that led to her own suicide attempt just eight months after her brother died.
NEWS
August 29, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Susan Dow learned of her lover's affair, she moved out of the Cinnaminson house they had shared, called him nearly 90 times over the next few days, told his new mistress to leave her man alone, and then returned with a gun, authorities said. Dow was convicted of murdering William "Mike" Seidle, 48, a forklift driver she had been with for six months, after a jury found she had shot him in the chest. The British national was sentenced to 30 years in prison. An appeals panel overturned the verdict this month, citing judicial and prosecutorial missteps, and sent the case back to the lower court for a new trial.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
TO A FEW Philadelphians with a long memory or a love of civic history, the shocking news that a city Licenses and Inspections employee had died in an apparent suicide instantly called up memories of one of the most notorious eras in city history: a time when six city workers or cops committed suicide in fewer than three years. But friends and co-workers say the death Wednesday night of L&I inspector Ronald Wagenhoffer, who monitored the Market Street demolition that collapsed and killed six people last week, is a case of a good and honest man, wracked by guilt over the episode.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THE DAYS foreshadowed in Paddy Chayefsky 's "Network" are upon us. In that 1976 movie, network bosses hire a terrorist group to kill an aging anchorman on air to goose ratings. Is what TV is doing (and causing) today - outing fame-starved people in a pressure cooker - that much different? Five people who've appeared on Dr. Drew 's "Celebrity Rehab" have died since being on the show. Wesley Durden Jr. , a contestant on "Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker," shot himself.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | Associated Press
NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. - Debra Denison's struggles with mental illness were well-known in her family, and when she wanted to pick up her grandsons from day care for the older boy's birthday, mother Brenda Perry hesitated. Denison not only wanted to pick up 2-year-old Alton and 6-month-old Ashton, but she also wanted to do it alone, the boys' great-grandmother said. Perry told her mother the boys were too much for her to handle, but Denison, 47, insisted. She left a suicide note, drove to the day care, picked up the boys, took them to a lake, and apparently used her husband's gun to shoot them and herself, authorities and relatives said.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A University of Maryland graduate student with a history of mental illness shot and killed one roommate early Tuesday near the off-campus home they shared and wounded another before committing suicide, authorities said. Prince George's County police identified the shooter as Dayvon Maurice Green of College Park, 23, an engineering student. Green's family told investigators that he had been suffering from a mental illness for at least a year and had been prescribed medication, police spokeswoman Julie Parker said.
NEWS
February 13, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 25-year veteran of the Lower Merion Township Police Department was found dead Monday, evidently a suicide. Officer Sean Quinn was found in his car in Franklin D. Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. "The Lower Merion Police Department wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to Officer Quinn's family and friends, and asks that they be kept in your thoughts and prayers as we all try to come to terms with this tragic event," said Police Superintendent Michael McGrath, who issued an alert Monday morning that Quinn, 46, of Aston, was missing after not reporting for his 7 a.m. shift.
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