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  •  didn't the DC Madam die (2+ / 0-)
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    under mysterious circumstances?  

    Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. ~ Naploeon Bonaparte

    by CParis on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 12:14:12 PM PDT

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    •  DC Madam - Deborah Jeane Palfrey (4+ / 0-)
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      Wiki Excerpt:

      Deborah Jeane Palfrey (March 18, 1956 – May 1, 2008)[1]

      On May 1, 2008, Palfrey was found hanging in a storage shed outside her mother's mobile home in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Officials determined her death to be a suicide.[3] Police found handwritten suicide notes in her bedroom where she was staying dated a week before her death. The autopsy and final police investigation concluded her death was a suicide.[3][21][5]

      Suicide notes

      Palfrey's two handwritten notes were released to the public. In one of them, she wrote to her sister, "You must comprehend there was no way out, I.E. 'exit strategy,' for me other than the one I have chosen here." In another, she described her predicament as a "modern-day lynching". She said she feared that at the end of serving her sentence she would be "in my late 50s a broken, penniless and very much alone woman".[21][22]

      Speculation surrounding her death

      The New York Times's Patrick J. Lyons wrote on the Times' blog, The Lede, that some on the Internet were skeptical that her death was a suicide.[23] News accounts at the time reported that her mother said she had "no indication" that Palfrey was planning to commit suicide,[24][18] though she later stated, "I was afraid constantly [for her]. I watched her like a hawk."[25]

      After investigating the crime scene, police found "no new evidence [that] would indicate anything other than suicide by hanging" nor did the final police investigative report released six months later.[3][5] The police stated that Palfrey's family believed the notes were written by Palfrey.[26][27] In addition, Palfrey sought to put her affairs in order before her death as she turned over the ownership of her high school alumni web site to a classmate,[28][29] had moved her possessions to her mother's home, whom she was staying with at the time,[18][30] and had transferred money from her accounts to her mother's.[5] The day before, she reviewed her pre-incarceration papers and watched videos of her deceased father.[3]

      Journalist Dan Moldea, who was working with Palfrey on a book, said that in a conversation last year, Palfrey told him, "I am not going back to prison. I will commit suicide first."[18] He said her previous prison experience had traumatized her and she felt she couldn't do it again.[1][17]

      An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Mohandas Gandhi

      by msmacgyver on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 12:36:25 PM PDT

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      •  Getting suicided + "book" disappears. (2+ / 0-)
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        Surprise, surprise.

        The moral of this story is that whoremongers need to "out" their johns at first opportunity.

        Otherwise, they'll get you killed and do it messy.

        That hanging was a slow strangulation.....

        Angry White Males + DSM IV Personality Disorder delusionals + sane Pro-Lifers =EQ= The Base

        by vets74 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 04:22:26 PM PDT

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      •  thanks for the thorough update (2+ / 0-)
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        I just remember hearing the first reports that people didn't think she would have committed suicide, but it's good to have fuller information that indicates she was preparing to make that choice.

        Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. ~ Naploeon Bonaparte

        by CParis on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 06:36:55 PM PDT

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