Latest Suicides News

2 dead in Missouri house; murder-suicide possible cause

Jan. 18, 2022 09:07 AM EST

FENTON, Mo. (AP) — A man and woman were found slain inside a suburban St. Louis house, and detectives are investigating the cause as a murder-suicide, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff’s deputies were called just before 11 a.m. Monday to the house south...

2 drivers killed in wrong-way crash on I-95 in Connecticut

Jan. 17, 2022 15:16 PM EST

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A driver headed the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Connecticut crashed head-on with another car, killing himself and the other driver, police said Monday. The wrong-way crash happened at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday on I-95 in Guilford, Connecticut state police...

2 dead in murder-suicide at Arizona assisted living facility

Jan. 16, 2022 15:46 PM EST

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Two residents at an assisted living facility in Sun City are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Sunday, authorities said. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said deputies were called out to the facility around 9:30 a.m. after getting reports of shots...

North Carolina man accused in girlfriend's death

Jan. 16, 2022 14:12 PM EST

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who told police his girlfriend killed herself is charged in her shooting death, a sheriff's office said. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said that on Nov. 10, Michael Anthony McBride, 61, of Kernersville called 911 and said that...

3-year-old boy finds loaded gun, shoots self in Alabama

Jan. 15, 2022 17:59 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in an unincorporated community in Alabama. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call at 8:30 p.m. Friday and responded to a residence in Forestdale, said Deputy...

Death of Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez ruled a suicide

Jan. 15, 2022 16:09 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The death of Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez near his home in Fort Worth, Texas, has been ruled a suicide. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office released the finding on Thursday, three days after the 28-year-old’s body was found. ...

Sydney man admits gay hate murder of American 32 years ago

Jan. 13, 2022 05:49 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian man has pleaded guilty to murdering an American mathematician who fell from a Sydney cliff in 1988 in a gay hate crime that was dismissed by police at the time as suicide. Scott White was charged in 2020 with murdering 27-year-old Los Angeles-born Scott...

Prosecutor: No charges in death of Black Missouri man

Jan. 12, 2022 16:04 PM EST

A Missouri prosecutor said Wednesday that he will not charge a white man for killing a Black neighbor, agreeing with the finding of a coroner's inquest that the shooting was justifiable self-defense. Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney David S. Smith also provided a statement...

Inquest finds no crime in fatal shooting of Missouri man

Jan. 11, 2022 20:15 PM EST

A Missouri coroner's inquest jury on Tuesday found that the death of a Black man at the hands of a white neighbor in a small-town trailer park was justified. The six-member coroner's inquest jury convened to examine the death of Justin King in Bourbon, Missouri, a town of 1,600...

Deaths in central Kansas were double homicide, suicide

Jan. 11, 2022 08:40 AM EST

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Authorities investigating a triple homicide in central Kansas have determined that a man fatally shot his estranged wife and his 12-year-old son before killing himself. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 44-year-old Jon Smith arrived...