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  •  Found it... (9+ / 0-)

    In May 1996, Roy J. Gricar -- Ray Gricar's brother and Tony Gricar's dad -- disappeared in Dayton, Ohio. His car was found abandoned across the street from the office where his son worked. A search of the area was conducted, but authorities found no trace of Roy Gricar.
    The coroner later ruled Roy Gricar's death a suicide by drowning. He reportedly had been fired from his job as a private contractor at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the days leading up to his death and had suffered from bipolar disorder.
    Tony Gricar admits the similarities between his dad's case and that of his uncle are eerie.

    "When we got the phone call our uncle was missing, we headed down," he said. "When we got there it was exactly the same scenario in terms of proximity of the vehicles to the water. Geographically speaking, it was identical. It was, in fact, a mirror opposite as far as what side of the bridge the car was found."

    It's all very sad, but just as likely that Ray was depressed and dwelling on his brothers death as it is that it was murder.

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      AnnetteK, Onomastic, BachFan

      Suicide is often an impulsive act, and it can be triggered by other suicides.  That's a much more direct and likely explanation than some football booster deciding to kill a DA because of a potential prosecution of an assistant coach for child rape.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 01:41:42 PM PST

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    •  Untreated depression (5+ / 0-)

      is a leading cause of suicide.  Depression also tends to run in families.

      I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use -- Galileo Galilei

      by ccyd on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 01:46:52 PM PST

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