Thursday, May 01, 2008

Suicide in a shed? Sounds fishy...

It seems just a bit strange that given how close Deborah Jeane Palfrey was to her mother that she would go into the shed and kill herself so that her mother would most likely be the one to find the body. However, that's what the media is reporting:
Authorities said the body was found in a small storage shed on the west side of the home. They found handwritten suicide notes, they said, and there are no signs of foul play. Tarpon Springs police said they are working with the sheriff's and medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death.

Granted suicide is not exactly a moment where you stop and think of loved ones, else chances are you wouldn't be contemplating suicide in the first place...Yet it will be interesting to follow this story and see what the police report.

Speculation is out there that this was not a suicide...Also not uncommon when dealing with situation like this where the person knows things that "certain people" may not want divulged.

Updated: It appears that the early reports of suicide are correct according to this Washington Post article:

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., May 1 -- Deborah Jeane Palfrey, facing a likely prison term of four to six years for running a Washington area call-girl ring, apparently hanged herself Thursday in a storage shed behind her mother's mobile home in this small Gulf Coast city, authorities said.

Dubbed "the D.C. Madam" after a grand jury in Washington indicted her 14 months ago on prostitution-related racketeering charges, Palfrey, 52, repeatedly told journalist Dan Moldea last year that she would rather die than live behind bars, Moldea said.

He said Palfrey -- who was incarcerated for 18 months in California in the early 1990s after being convicted of running a prostitution ring -- told him on three occasions: "I'm not going back to jail. I'll kill myself first. I'll commit suicide first."

Unfortunately her 76 year old mother was the one to find the body...

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