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Harvard Coed Kills Roommate, Wounds Guest, Hangs Herself

1. Sinedu Tadesse 2. Trang Ho

Officials Won’t Let Family Forget About Son’s Suicide

Two nights before Christmas, Kori Westling’s son, Bryan, killed himself. It’s not something Westling wants to be reminded of but Clark County District Court officials won’t let her forget.

Man Found In Creek Had Been A Fugitive

A man found dead Sunday in Wolf Lodge Creek was supposed to appear in court in March. But Timothy P. Williams, 39, never showed up.

Man Kills Neighbors, Self Over Missing Cat

A man shot to death two of his neighbors then killed himself a few hours before the reason for his rage - his missing cat - showed up safe and …

Supreme Court Rejects Dr. Kevorkian’s Appeal Michigan Can Now Prosecute Doctor For Assisting In Suicides

Dr. Jack Kevorkian faces more time in court. File photo by Associated Press

Body From River Identified

A body pulled from the Spokane River on Wednesday is that of a 34-year-old Spokane Valley man. Mark Nicholl, 152 South Pines, was found in the water near the T.J. …

Mexico Trip Turns Bloody For Idaho Men One Dead, Another Survives Apparent Suicide Pact

Bruce Miller first thought it was a horrible April Fools’ Day joke when he opened the door to his son’s hotel room in San Felipe, Mexico, to a scene of …

Litigant In Eagle Case Dies

A potentially precedent-setting Indian rights case will go unresolved now that the Oregon man at the center of the lawsuit has died, according to a federal attorney. Nathan Jim Jr., …

Former Employee Kills Five, Himself

A former employee opened fire Monday in a refinery inspection company, killing the owner, his wife and three workers before fatally shooting himself, police said. James Simpson, a 28-year-old former …

Carroll O’Connor’s Son Dies Of Gunshot Wound

Carroll O’Connor’s son died of a gunshot wound Tuesday, and police said it appeared he killed himself. Carroll O’Connor called police to report that his son, Hugh, 33, was despondent, …

Man Shoots Bosses, Then Kills Himself

A civilian Navy employee shot and wounded two co-workers in their office Friday after an argument, then killed himself in front of other office employees. Ernest J. Cooper Jr. twice …

Spokane Man Found Dead In Port Angeles Motel Room

A Spokane man was found dead in his motel room Wednesday, police said. The man was identified as 37-year-old Thomas R. Rohr.

Television Actor’s Death Ruled Suicide


Mom Hurls Sons, Herself Into River

A mother threw her two young sons from an overpass into the mouth of the Los Angeles River on Tuesday and jumped in after them, authorities said. The youngest boy …

Man In Trash Bin Arrested Before He Faced Drug And Weapons Charges Last Fall

A man who apparently killed himself in a trash bin Friday after a police chase, had been arrested twice for carrying drugs and assault weapons. Scotty Michael Garden, 23, of …

Man Kills Self While Hiding In Trash From Cops Officers Surrounded Refuse Bin, Doused It With Pepper Spray

A CdA police officer shields his face from pepper spray fired into a trash bin. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review

Another Man Leaps Off Bridge

A man jumped off the Monroe Street Bridge on Thursday evening, and authorities later abandoned efforts to find his body. Two witnesses saw the man hit the Spokane River at …

Officers Unable To Find Body After Man Jumps Off Bridge

Searchers were unable to find the body of a man who jumped off Spokane’s Monroe Street Bridge on Wednesday night and authorities had no information on the identity of the …

Former Umpire Dies Endicott, N.Y.

Former major league umpire Ron Luciano was found dead in the garage of his home. He was 57. Police said a friend discovered Luciano’s body at about 3:50 p.m. in …

Woman’s Gunshot Wound Self-Inflicted

The doctor who performed the autopsies on a woman and three young people found dead in Rigby last week said on Wednesday it appeared the woman’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted. …

Police Talk Suicidal Gunman Into Giving Up Standoff Ends Without Injury At Esmeralda Golf Course

Spokane police convinced a suicidal gunman to surrender to authorities after more than an hour of negotiations at a golf course Wednesday afternoon. The man, whose name was not released, …