Latest Suicides News

Des Moines police called to suicide, decide case is homicide

Jun. 1, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police said Monday they are investigating the death of a man on the city's south side as a homicide. Police were call about 5:40 p.m. to a home to investigate a report of a suicide. The officers who arrived found the body of an adult man but the death didn't appear to be...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, Fotis Dulos,  charged with murdering his estranged and missing wife, is questioned during testimony in a civil case at Hartford Superior Court in Hartford, Conn.  A dispatcher from the Farmington police said, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, officers had responded to Dulos' home and he was later transported to the hospital. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP, Pool, File)

Fotis Dulos' estate ordered to pay mother-in-law $1.9M

Jun. 1, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estate of Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man who killed himself in January after being charged in the murder of his estranged wife, and his home construction company must pay $1.9 million to his wife's mother to settle up unpaid loans, a state judge ruled Monday. Dulos and his Fore...

Billings police investigating apparent murder-suicide

Jun. 1, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Billings police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide, Lt. Brandon Wooley said Monday. Officers responded to a report of a shooting on the west side of Billings at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Officers found a 34-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man deceased, KULR-TV reported. Both had...

Police: Scottsdale man killed aunt, sister, then himself

May. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Scottsdale say a 50-year-old man is suspected of killing his aunt and sister before killing himself. They say Roger Lee Paris suffocated his aunt, 76-year-old Donna M. Archer, and shot his sister, 53-year-old Cheryl P. McCarthy, in Scottsdale. He then fatally shot...

2019 NYSAPA news and broadcast contest winners announced

May. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association on Thursday announced the winners of its awards contest for stories broadcast, printed or posted online in 2019. Thirty-three newspapers submitted 715 entries and 46 television and radio stations submitted 578 entries in the contest. The...

This undated identification photo released Wednesday, May 27, 2020, by the Vermont State Police shows Evan Labonte, of Fairfax, Vt., wanted as a suspect in a Wednesday morning shooting in Underhill, Vt. (Vermont State Police via AP)

Police: Shooting suspect found, kills self

May. 27, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont tracked down a man near Interstate 89 who allegedly shot another man multiple times, but when they tried to speak with him, he killed himself, authorities said Wednesday. The suspect, Evan Labonte, 24, fled the scene of the shooting in Underhill, which was...

Goodyear police identify 3 who died in double murder-suicide

May. 24, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Police have released the names of two men and a woman who died in an apparent double murder-suicide at a Goodyear home They said officers were called to a house Wednesday night and found the bodies of 57-year-old Leonard Payne and his 59-year-old wife, Deborah Powers. It appears they...

Chadron State to pay $900K in settlement of Title IX lawsuit

May. 23, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State College System will pay $900,000 to settle two lawsuits alleging Chadron State College failed to prevent dating violence that led to a softball player’s 2015 suicide. Chadron State also will conduct suicide training, review its policies, establish a...

Deaths of 2 men at apartment complex deemed murder-suicide

May. 23, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of two men at a luxury apartment complex in the Philadelphia area are believed to have been a murder-suicide. Police in Lower Makefield Township were called to The Edge at Yardley at about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Chief Ken Coluzzi said they found a man lying on the...

Police: Actor wounded woman, fatally shot himself

May. 22, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky actor who appeared on the FX series “Baskets,” and had been recently released on a rape charge shot and wounded a woman before killing himself, officers said. Investigators said Hagen Mills, 29, attempted to kill the woman then turned the gun on himself Tuesday...