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Kevorkian Helps With 26th Suicide

Thu., Nov. 9, 1995

Dr. Jack Kevorkian took part in a 26th suicide Wednesday - that of a 58-year-old cancer patient who the medical examiner later determined had no lingering trace of the disease.

“There was no cancer,” Dr. Kanu Virani, deputy chief medical examiner for Oakland County, said Wednesday night after an autopsy.

The body of Patricia Cashman was found wrapped in a blanket in the back seat of an old car outside the morgue.

Cashman, who ran a travel agency in San Marcos, Calif., had feared ending up a “vegetable” unable to care for herself, Kevorkian lawyer Geoffrey Fieger said earlier Wednesday.

Fieger said the woman had suffered for three years from breast cancer that had spread throughout her body and had recently lost her ability to walk.

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