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'Gifted' NYT Political Journalist Dies Suddenly at 44

Police investigating Blake Hounshell's death as a suicide

(Newser) - Journalist Blake Hounshell, who became editor of the New York Times' "On Politics" newsletter after roles as editor-in-chief at Politico Magazine and managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, died Tuesday at the age of 44. His family said he died in Washington "after a long and courageous battle...

Author Emerges Years After Apparent Suicide. It Doesn't Go Well
Author Emerges Years
After Apparent Suicide.
It Doesn't Go Well
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Author Emerges Years After Apparent Suicide. It Doesn't Go Well

'Let the fun begin,' Susan Meachen apparently wrote on Facebook, to fans' horror

(Newser) - For more than two years, the Facebook page of self-published author Susan Meachen has served as something of a shrine, used to promote her romance novels and share posts about suicide prevention. In October 2020, a person claiming to be Meachen's daughter posted from Meachen's account, announcing the...

Princeton Student's Death Ruled a Suicide

Misrach Ewunetie's body was found days after she was reported missing in October

(Newser) - An autopsy has confirmed that foul play was not involved in the death of a Princeton University student who went missing in October . The body of 20-year-old Misrach Ewunetie was found near tennis courts on the outskirts of campus on Oct. 20, six days after she was last seen. In...

Report: Dancer, DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen Dies by Suicide
DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen
Is Dead at 40
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DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen Is Dead at 40

'His positive impact will continue to be felt,' wife says of Stephen Boss, said to have died by suicide

(Newser) - Stephen "tWitch" Boss, a key part of the long-running Ellen DeGeneres Show, has died at age 40. The man known for his incredible dance moves was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Los Angeles-area hotel on Tuesday, TMZ reports. He was a contestant on MTV's...

'Catfishing' Cop Made Odd House Purchase

Austin Lee Edwards blacked out its windows

(Newser) - The Virginia law enforcement officer who allegedly abducted a teenage girl after killing her mother and grandparents in California had threatened to kill people before. A years-old police report obtained by the Los Angeles Times describes a Feb. 7, 2016, incident in which Austin Lee Edwards refused medical treatment for...

Man Jumps to His Death at Disneyland Garage

Police say he jumped from parking garage, hadn't entered theme park

(Newser) - Police say a man jumped to his death from a parking garage at Disneyland on Saturday. A witness called police to report the incident just before 9pm, the Los Angeles Times reports. The man, who was in his 50s, reportedly jumped from the seven-story Mickey & Friends parking structure and...

Lawsuit Blames Stanford for Soccer Star's Suicide

Katie Meyer's family says notice of disciplinary action caused 'acute stress reaction'

(Newser) - "The actions that led to the death of Katie Meyer began and ended with Stanford University," according to a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of the star soccer goalie, who died by suicide earlier this year. Meyer's parents are suing the university and several administrators, blaming...

Authorities Rule on Debbie Collier's Cause of Death

'Self-inflicted,' cops say of 59-year-old Georgia woman found dead in September

(Newser) - After a two-month mystery in Georgia that earned headlines around the country, authorities say they now know how Debbie Collier died. "A detailed examination of all gathered information has enabled investigators to determine, based on factual evidence and data, that Mrs. Collier's death was self-inflicted," the Habersham...

Court Hears Case of Woman Stabbed 20 Times in 'Suicide'

Ellen Greenberg's parents may soon take their case to trial

(Newser) - After more than a decade fighting the Philadelphia medical examiner's office on their daughter's cause of death, lawyers for Ellen Greenberg's parents made their case in front of a Pennsylvania appeals court Tuesday. "We are cautiously optimistic that the panel will find the estate of Ellen...

Girl, 12, Shot Father, Self as Part of Murder Pact With Friend: Cops
Girl Who Shot Dad, Self
in Murder Pact Is Dead
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Girl Who Shot Dad, Self in Murder Pact Is Dead

Texas girl died of self-inflicted injuries, police say; her father is out of hospital

(Newser) - Update: The Texas girl who shot her father and then herself as part of a murder pact with a friend is dead. The unidentified 12-year-old died Sept. 22—two days after she was found with a gunshot wound to the head outside her Weatherford home, with a handgun beneath her,...

Study Suggests More Veterans Die of Suicide

Greater cooperation from states would help, nonprofit says

(Newser) - The number of US military veterans who have died by suicide could be far higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs has reported, a new study indicates. America's Warrior Partnership, which works to eliminate veteran suicide, found that in eight states, the number of suicides was 1.37 times...

Bed Bath & Beyond's CFO Dies in Fall From Skyscraper

Gustavo Arnal had detailed troubled company's cutbacks Wednesday to investors

(Newser) - The chief financial officer of the embattled retail chain Bed Bath & Beyond died Friday in what New York City police said seems to have been a suicide. The body of Gustavo Arnal, 52, was found near the skyscraper where he lived, the New York Times reports, and police said...

Ashley Judd: Naomi's Suffering Shouldn't Be Public Spectacle

In 'NYT' essay, she argues that police records about her mom's death shouldn't be unsealed

(Newser) - The family of Naomi Judd wants the police records about her suicide kept sealed , and daughter Ashley Judd lays out the reasons why in a poignant New York Times essay. She writes that memories of discovering Naomi in her final moments "haunts my nights," while fears that the...

Autopsy Report Reveals Cause of Death for Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd died by suicide with a firearm, as her family had previously indicated

(Newser) - Update: In a confirmation of what Naomi Judd's family has told the public, a newly released autopsy report indicates she killed herself with a firearm, per the AP . The report, which is considered public record in Tennessee, also showed multiple prescription drugs in her system used to treat various...

Mom: Man Who Killed Himself at DC Barricade Was 'Lost'

Man reportedly shot into the air as his car burned

(Newser) - Update: The mother of the man who killed himself after driving into a barricade in Washington, DC, was not in "his right state of mind," his mother tells NBC News . Richard Aaron York, 29, father to a 9-year-old boy, was "a good person," "wonderful" and...

In LA Park, a Horrifying Find
In LA Park,
a Horrifying Find

In LA Park, a Horrifying Find

Cops cite 'self-immolation' after burning body found hanging from tree in Griffith Park

(Newser) - A burning body was found hanging from a tree in Los Angeles' Griffith Park on Tuesday, prompting a big police response. Passersby, who spotted the fire in a tree a few hundred feet from the park's merry-go-round, alerted park rangers, who then alerted authorities, who responded around 1pm local...

Source: Police Have Theory in Saudi Sisters' Deaths

Law enforcement source says toxicology reports point to suicide

(Newser) - Interim toxicology reports suggest two Saudi sisters found dead in their beds in Australia ingested substances as part of a suicide pact. That's according to a senior police source who spoke anonymously to the Daily Telegraph . "It really does appear to be a tragic suicide," the source...

Constance Wu: I Tried to Kill Myself After Twitter Backlash

'I started feeling like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore'

(Newser) - Hustlers and Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu returned to Twitter Thursday with a heartfelt post explaining why she's been away from social media for three years. Wu said she took a break from social media—and her Hollywood career—to focus on her mental health after the backlash...

Cheslie Kryst's Text: 'I Wish I Could Stay With You But I Cannot'

Mom April Simpkins appeared on Red Table Talk

(Newser) - The mother of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst was on plane rushing to be with her daughter when police confirmed the 30-year-old had died by suicide . April Simpkins spoke of her daughter's death and that January day on Wednesday on Red Table Talk , the Facebook Watch show helmed by...

Survey of LGBTQ Youth Has Big Suicide Finding

45% of them seriously considered it in 2021, Trevor Project says

(Newser) - A shocking proportion of young LGBTQ people seriously considered suicide last year, according to a new survey from the Trevor Project . The mental health nonprofit says rates of suicidal ideation have risen for the third year in a row and 45% of LGBTQ youth considered suicide in 2021. The figure...

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