The death of 13-year-old Cayman Naib has been ruled a suicide by Delaware County Medical Examiner Dr. Frederic Hellman.
The Shipley School eighth-grader, whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon in a creek on the perimeter of his family’s sprawling Newtown Township property, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
On his official findings sheet, Hellman listed the date of death as March 4, the day Naib disappeared from his Harrison Drive home after receiving an email from school about a past-due assignment.
“No words can adequately express the Naib family’s pain and sadness at this news,” read a Monday afternoon post on the “Celebrating Cayman” Facebook page. “The family has asked that the community respect their need for privacy at this very difficult time as they mourn the loss of their son and support their daughter.”
The manhunt for Bradley W. Stone, the ex-Marine wanted in the killings of his ex-wife and five of her family members in Montgomery County, ended Tuesday with the discovery of his body in woods near his Pennsburg home, police said.
Stone is believed to have killed himself with a knife found near his body, county District Attorney Risa Ferman said at a 4:30 p.m. press conference.
Earlier, officials evidently were at a loss as to Stone’s whereabouts as District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced a multiagency effort involving local, state and federal law enforcement officers to find him.
But a grid search of the area surrounding his home eventually turned up his body in the woods, Ferman said.
Boeing 777-2H6/ER der Malaysia Airlines am Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The co-pilot of a missing Malaysian jetliner spoke the last words heard from the cockpit, the airline’s chief executive said on Monday, as investigators consider suicide by the captain or first officer as one possible explanation for the disappearance.
No trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been found since it vanished on March 8 with 239 people aboard. Investigators are increasingly convinced it was diverted perhaps thousands of miles off course by someone with deep knowledge of the Boeing 777-200ER and commercial navigation.
A search unprecedented in its scale is now under way for the plane, covering an area stretching from the shores of the Caspian Sea in the north to deep in the southern Indian Ocean.
Airline chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya also told a news conference that it was unclear exactly when one of the plane’s automatic tracking systems had been disabled, appearing to contradict the weekend comments of government ministers.
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FORTY FORT, PA – When Bill Bruch first saw the smoke rising, he knew something wasn’t right.
The 45-year-old Kingston resident who works at Edwards Garden Center Landscaping walked toward the smoke and realized it was coming from a burning Jeep Liberty that had stopped at the far end of a lot used to store dirt and mulch.
“I had a bad feeling,” Bruch said. “I got sick to my stomach as soon as I saw the car up in flames like that.”
The bad feeling proved prescient a short time later when a police officer broke open the driver’s side window and found a woman dead in the seat.
CLEVELAND, OH (Reuters) – Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet in his prison cell, an Ohio coroner said on Wednesday, just one month into a life sentence for the kidnapping, rape and beatings of three women he kept imprisoned for a decade.
The former school bus driver, who pleaded guilty to 937 counts in July, was found hanged in his cell at an Ohio prison late Tuesday.
An autopsy on Wednesday confirmed the cause of death was suicide by hanging, said Dr. Jan Gorniak, the Franklin County coroner.
Reality TV star and model Gia Allemand, who notably appeared on season 14 of ABC’s The Bachelor, died Wednesday of an apparent suicide in New Orleans. She was 29.
Allemand was discovered Monday night in her home by boyfriend, NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson, who dialed 911, it says in the statement released by her family following her death.
“Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn,” the statement says. “Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong friends by her side.”
She was taken Monday night to University Hospital following “a serious emergency medical event,” her rep shared in a statement released Tuesday. The details of her condition were not immediately disclosed. She was later placed on life support.
Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
HEREFORD, PA — A body was discovered hanging in a wooded area behind Poor Richard’s Historic Hereford Hotel shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the Pennsylvania State Police at Reading barracks.
Although police have not yet identified the person, they did say he is a white man and the death has been deemed a suicide.
Trooper David Beohm, the public information officer at the Reading barracks, said the body had been in the woods for weeks.
CALN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A three-hour police standoff in the first block of Brighton Court in the Wedgewood Estates Development ended Monday evening with a township man reportedly committing suicide, police said.
Caln Police Lt. Jeffrey Nash said police went to the residence to interview a suspect on a criminal matter about 3 p.m. and failed to contact him. At that point a crisis management team was called and they, too, failed to contact him. About 6 p.m., a SWAT team entered the home and found Gerald Redden, 39, dead in the basement with a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show “Soul Train,” is dead at 75 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home around 4 a.m. He was pronounced dead about an hour later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to the coroner’s office.
Us Weekly reports that when Cornelius was in court in 2009 for divorce proceedings, he complained of “significant health issues.”
One of the most horrific events to ever befall Pennsylvania politics was the suicide of R. Budd Dwyer at a press conference in Harrisburg. The embattled PA Treasurer was facing jail time for supposedly taking a bribe in office. He shot himself and the footage was broadcast live. The media assumed the press conference was to announce his resignation from office. Instead, Dwyer pulled a .357 from a manila envelope, placed the barrel in this mouth and pulled the trigger as cameras rolled.
23 years later, a new film has been made to examine this tragedy. “Honest Man: The Life Of R. Budd Dwyer” is showing at Harrisburg’s Midtown Cinema today through November 18th. Shows are at 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. daily. The film is unrated.