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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:55 PM

Decapitated Man Found in Calif. Being Investigated as a Possible Suicide

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Culver-City-Decapitation-Body-Kaiser-Permanente-181922841.html

Man Found Decapitated at Kaiser Parking Facility
By Olsen Ebright and Beverly White

A security guard Monday afternoon discovered the head and body of a decapitated man at a medical center's parking facility in Culver City.

The grisly discovery was made shortly before 3 p.m. at a Kaiser Permanente parking structure located at 12001 Washington Blvd. (map), said Lt. Ron Iizuka of the Culver City Police Department.

The victim did not have any gunshot or knife wounds, Iizuka said.

Detectives say initial evidence suggests the man may have died by suicide, adding that the investigation is still fluid.

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Reply Decapitated Man Found in Calif. Being Investigated as a Possible Suicide (Original post)
jsr Dec 2012 OP
virgogal Dec 2012 #1
Helen Reddy Dec 2012 #2
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #3
LonePirate Dec 2012 #4
snooper2 Dec 2012 #24
rurallib Dec 2012 #26
The Magistrate Dec 2012 #5
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #6
kentauros Dec 2012 #8
jsr Dec 2012 #10
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #11
2pooped2pop Dec 2012 #30
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #32
frogmarch Dec 2012 #7
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #13
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #16
jsr Dec 2012 #17
Tigress DEM Dec 2012 #27
frogmarch Dec 2012 #21
jsr Dec 2012 #14
frogmarch Dec 2012 #20
Nye Bevan Dec 2012 #9
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #12
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #15
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #28
Berserker Dec 2012 #18
markpkessinger Dec 2012 #19
Manifestor_of_Light Dec 2012 #22
slackmaster Dec 2012 #23
jsr Dec 2012 #25
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #29
Renew Deal Dec 2012 #31

Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:04 PM

1. Suicide? Well I'll be darned---not the first thing I would have thought of.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:06 PM

2. Really?

 

Barney Fife seems like a brain trust.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:09 PM

3. This sounds like something from a Jeff Foxworthy routine.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:09 PM

4. Are these cops on loan from The Benny Hill Show or The Three Stooges?

Unless the guy has a homemade guillotine, I'd be skeptical here.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:16 AM

24. chainsaw and a piece of rope?

you wouldn't have to be too creative if self beheading is the way you want to go----

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:28 AM

26. would he carry the guillotine in the car with him

or drive himself to the medical center after he cut his head off?

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:10 PM

5. Will Have To Hunt Up "Long Dark Tea-Time Of the Soul"....

"I've half a mind to do the deceased for wasting police time."

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:22 PM

6. Anyone remember a story of a guy who

tied a rope to a tree and his neck, got in his car and stomped on the gas? That was disturbing--can't remember if it was actual news or an anecdote, but...gah.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:26 PM

8. I guess that would be a modern version of

"drawn and quartered" if only for the head

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:34 PM

10. That did happen:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/father-decapitates-yorktown-virginia/story?id=14421135

Aug. 31, 2011

A father of two set a trailer of his belongings on fire, then decapitated himself just blocks from where his wife and children lived in Yorktown, Va., about 15 miles from Williamsburg.

The 46-year-old man has not been identified by police because his death has been ruled a suicide, but police told ABCNews.com he had recently moved from Chicago to join his wife, teenage daughter and son, who is in middle school. York County Sheriff Danny Diggs said the couple had separated, but he didn't know if they had divorced...

"I was just shocked. Why would people do such stuff," said Merlyn Keefer, another neighbor. "We can't ask him what really went through his head."

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Response to jsr (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:39 PM

11. Good find, that's it. The people who witnessed that must still

be having nightmares.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:27 AM

30. was that the census taker?

I seem to remember a suspicious story back then like that.

Also there was the guy who suicided with a double shot gun blast to the back of the head. (you know, when the first one just isn't enough, get up and do it again.)

The guy who slit his wrist but there was not enough blood to have caused the death.

The last two were political but can't remember the names or circumstances.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:41 AM

32. No, the census taker was a whole different thing--cancer survivor

who supposedly went out into the woods to hang himself and for some reason scrawled messages on himself. Still ruled a suicide, though.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:26 PM

7. Yeah, suicide

for sure.

A couple of years ago at around this time, the body of an assistant math professor at our local college, who was rumored to have been gay (he “acted effeminate”) was found in rugged, rocky terrain not far from my house. He’d recently broken an ankle and had been recovering from surgery to repair it. After the cast was off, he walked slowly and carefully, and would even walk all the way around sidewalk cracks so as not to trip. Yet, he was found in his stocking feet in a deep ravine, lashed to a post with barbed wire. It was cold and snowy that winter, but he was wearing no coat or jacket. He had been set on fire and burned alive. Local law enforcement called it a suicide and closed the case.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:41 PM

13. Do you have a link to any further information about this? Sounds like a homicide may have

 

taken place and that a higher law enforcement authority may need to investigate.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:49 PM

16. The word locally is he hung a rope around his neck,

jumped off a parking structure, and popped his head right off in the process.

I heard that's what happened to Saddam Hussein, too. A proper hangman knows just how far to drop a person to break the neck yet not decapitate. Too many amateurs are doing it these days, so unfortunate things happen.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:51 PM

17. It was Saddam Hussein's half-brother

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:38 AM

27. Ewww. Well, that would do it. nt

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:46 PM

21. Here's a link

to a good article, although it's not the most recent one about the case.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-05-07-neb-prof_N.htm

Apparently a documentary is being made about it.

http://rapidcityjournal.com/thechadronnews/news/documentary-on-math-professor-s-death-begins-filming-here/article_952641b2-51d0-11e1-880a-001871e3ce6c.html

The comment after the article was made by the victim's sister.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:46 PM

14. The case of Steven Haataja?

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Response to jsr (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:19 PM

20. Yes.

A professional criminologist (I don't remember his name) teaching criminology at the college that semester offered to help law enforcement with the investigation, because he did not buy the idea that it was a suicide. He insisted that further investigation was necessary, and lost his job over it - the college fired him. He isn't around anymore. He left town when they fired him.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:29 PM

9. Some guy spent 3 months buiding a guillotine, then killed himself with it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1428408/Suicide-by-DIY-guillotine-and-an-ingenious-timing-device.html

A builder took 12 sleeping pills and lay on his bed under his home-made guillotine. Hours later the blade was released by an "ingenious" timing device and cut off his head.

Boyd Taylor, 36, had spent three months assembling the 8ft-high guillotine.

The blade, set in a 3ft-wide frame, was weighted with a paving slab wired to a piece of plywood which had been wedged into a wooden block at the foot of the bed.

An electric jigsaw was positioned next to the wood and plugged into a timer switch that was set to start the saw, cut the wood and release the wire holding the blade.


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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:39 PM

12. Sounds like the sleeping pills were critical to his plan because there was no way an ordinary person

could sleep through the sound of a electric jigsaw.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:46 PM

15. Local reports are he hanged himself from a parking structure

just a little TOO successfully.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:05 AM

28. That would do it.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:52 PM

18. The victim did not have any gunshot or knife wounds

 

WOW no GUNS this post won't last long.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:58 PM

19. Here's a story for you from my own hometown in PA

A few years ago, the wife of a local prominent attorney was found dead in her bed. Her throat was cut through her carotid artery, and her wrists were slit. The knives she apparently used had been neatly wiped off and placed in orderly fashion on a tray next to her bed. The local coroner ruled it a suicide.

So here's the question: which did she do first? I mean, it takes quite a lot of force to slit another person's throat (so I'm told), let alone trying to slit your own. If she had slit her wrists first, it seems awfully unlikely she could have exerted the kind of force necessary to slit her own throat. If she slit her throat and cut her carotid artery first, she would have bled out very, very fast; it is unlikely she would have remained conscious long enough to also slit her wrists, then carefully wipe the knives and arrange them neatly on a tray, and then lie down to die. Yet it was ruled a suicide.

Meanwhile, when her husband, who was approximately ten miles away at his law office, got the news, his first comment was, "Who's going to clean up the mess?"

But it was a suicide . . .

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:10 AM

22. Hmmm...

Sometimes, in Texas, people back into knives repeatedly.

I wish I was kidding, but I'm not.....ruled as suicide.

Then there was the guy who allegedly shot himself five times with a .38 revolver....those make BIG holes.....ruled as suicide..




In Texas, oftentimes judges don't dispense justice.
They dispense with justice.


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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:14 AM

23. This is going to be interesting, if not good

 

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:24 AM

25. It is deemed a suicide

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/12/decapitated-body-found-in-hospital-garage-was-suicide.html

Decapitated body found at hospital garage is deemed a suicide
December 3, 2012 | 6:55 pm

Culver City police have concluded that a man whose decapitated body was discovered Monday afternoon at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center parking garage committed suicide.

The body of the unidentified man in his 40s was found by a passerby who immediately alerted police shortly after 3 p.m. to the area of Washington and Inglewood boulevards, said Culver City Police Lt. Ron Izuka.

The body was in an area with bushes.

No further information was released.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:07 AM

29. Whut?

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:39 AM

31. Headless Body in Topless Bar

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