Four Suicides in Similar Fashion

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Saturday, November 25 2006 Nov 25, 2006 Saturday, November 25, 2006 3:29:21 PM CST November 25, 2006 in News
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CARUTHERSVILLE (AP) - Four young men from the same Missouri Bootheel county have committed suicide by hanging themselves in similar fashion in the past five months, raising concerns in the rural area. The four ranged in age from 18 to 20 and were from the Pemiscot County communities of Caruthersville and Hayti. Authorities declined to release their names. The first death was in July, the most recent on November 10th. The sheriff's department believes the four were acquainted. All four hanged themselves in closets with belts from clothing bars. They were found clothed in a squatting position. Only one left a note, and authorities aren't discussing its contents. Community leaders are asking young people to talk to an adult if they feel depressed or overwhelmed.

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