Frederick Jay Bowdy was building an acting career, including a role in the 2016 film, Prepper, some television roles, and was in the middle of starring in a sports film, Going Vertical.
To make ends meet, the 33-year-old father of at least six children also worked as an exotic dancer in Hollywood. But everything changed for Bowdy last Thursday after he was arrested in Santa Clarita on suspicion of sexual assault.
Not a lot of details on the sexual assault allegation, but he was the following day after posting $100,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Janice Banks.
Days later, Bowdy was using Facebook’s livestream to broadcast from inside his car, telling anyone watching that he was going to commit suicide. This prompted an out of state family member to call police.
However, before authorities could intervene, Bowdy fatally shot himself in the head while sitting in his vehicle.…
The two hour live-stream happened Sunday night inside the bathroom as Venant made a noose from a scarf. She then attached the scarf to the shower door frame and hanged herself.
One of Venant’s friends saw the live-stream and contacted police, but police first showed up at the friend’s house. They were then provided the wrong address before finally finding the correct residence.
Once inside the home, they found Venant hanging in the bathroom as her foster parents slept. Despite efforts to save her, Venant would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
Administrators with the Florida Department of Children and Families aren’t saying much about the circumstances surrounding Venant’s suicide, only stating that police were investigating the death of a child in the care of a foster family.
“We are absolutely horrified and devastated by the news of this young girl’s death,” said DCF Secretary Mike Carroll. “We will do everything we can to support this family and all those who cared for her as they begin to heal from this tragedy.…
Video from a surveillance camera inside the classroom at American School of the Northeast shows the boy stand up and use a .22 caliber pistol he brought from home to shoot a boy sitting in front of him.
He then shoots the teacher before shooting two other students point blank in the head.
Afterwards, it looks as if he tries shooting himself in the head, but the gun either jams or misfires. He seems to be telling other students to leave the classroom just before the teen puts the gun in his mouth and fires.
According to Nuevo Leon state Gov. Jaime Rodriguez, the 24-year-old teacher, a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were shot in the head and currently “fighting between life and death.” A 15-year-old classmate was shot in the arm and is expected to survive.
A motive behind the shooting is not known at this time, but reports are that the teen was being treated for depression.…
SILVER CREEK, GA – Videos taken by Katelyn Davis, the 12-year-old girl who live-streamed her suicide, are currently being published online and offer a real glimpse into her home life.
All I can say about it is that if I had to live in a household like that at 12, I don’t know if I would have hanged myself, but I surely would have murdered someone.
I have included two videos of Katelyn having an argument with her mother, which you can watch below, and it is like the breakfast scene in Rob Zombie’s Halloween.
During this argument you hear everything Katelyn had complained about in some of her other online videos, and she was not exaggerating.
She and her mother argue about Katelyn constantly having to watch her unruly siblings, about her mother’s drug use and bringing men over, Katelyn’s cutting and even Katelyn expressing her anger over her mother not immediately kicking out her man after an incident in a pool. It’s a goddamn train wreck.
Look, I’m sure no one would like to have a recording of an argument of themselves and their kid put out there, especially if you didn’t know you were being recorded and the person listening didn’t have context.…
According to reports, Ian Sevostjanov was getting ready for school Thursday morning when his mother disciplined him for a “behavioral issue.”
After arguing with his mother, he was sent to his room where he used a gun to fatally shoot himself.
Ian was pronounced dead at the scene despite first responders doing “everything they could” to save him, said Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter during a news conference Thursday morning.
Authorities were initially vague about what transpired in the apartment Ian shared with his parents and brother, but now say the boy’s death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.
Police are still investigating Ian’s death and determining how he got his hands on the family’s gun.
“We’re trying to definitely approach this taking care of all our responsibilities, while also being respectful that there’s an emotional trauma that’s occurred,” said Slaughter.
He went on to add that this should serve as a lesson to gun owners that they need to ensure firearms are not within easy reach of children.…
Initial news reports stated Katelyn’s body was discovered with self-inflicted wounds outside her home at around 6 p.m. on Dec 30, 2016. Despite attempts to save her life, she was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Turns out, Katelyn used the Live.me application to live-stream her suicide, and the 42-minute video details her hanging herself from a tree. I am including the video below, but be warned, it’s a child committing suicide.
For those of you who don’t want to watch it, the first half of the video is Katelyn positioning the camera, measuring the rope she attaches to a tree and makes adjustments. During this section, the sun is shining and the ambient neighborhood noises of passing cars, birds and barking dogs can be heard in the background.
She then climbs on top of a bucket and fastens the noose around her neck.…
Police were making a welfare check at a home Monday afternoon after 40-year-old Sheri Shermeyer made a disturbing post on Facebook to her husband.
The entire post can be read below (it is scathing), but in the message she expresses her unhappiness with the way her husband, John, treated her and their son, as well as his drinking.
In the message she flat out tells him he would never see his son again and that he doesn’t deserve a son to carry on his name. She also tells him she hopes he drinks himself to death thinking about all he had lost.
“Hope I don’t see you in Hell,” she tells him near the end of the message. This message, as you can imagine, is what had someone call police to check on her and her son.…
We first reported on Amber Hilberling back in 2011 after her she pushed her husband, Joshua, through a plate glass window. Police would charge her with murder after Joshua’s fall was stopped by a garage roof 17 floors below.
Hilberling was 19-years-old and seven months pregnant at the time, and went on the news circuit claiming her innocence. This included an appearance on “Dr. Phil” where she claimed her husband’s death was an accident — the result of self-defense and thin windows.
However, a conversation between her and her grandmother in a police interrogation room captured Hilberling calling herself a “horrible person” and asking what kind of person would push her husband out of a window. She also says her husband was messing with a television when she shoved him through the window.
There was also the fact that her husband had filed an emergency protective order against her before his death, claiming she was physically abusive towards him and had brained him so hard with a lamp that he had to get staples and stitches.…
According to reports, police responded to a call about a suicidal woman who had “caught herself on fire.”
When they got to the scene they found the 34-year-old woman very late into her pregnancy suffering from significant burns.
The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition and gave birth to a baby boy. A little over two hours later, the baby died.
According to a King County Medical Examiner’s Office report, the boy died from prenatal asphyxia due to maternal thermal burns.
Despite hiss manner of death was listed as homicide, Kent police have not yet charged the woman with a crime.
“It is early on the investigation, and it is not quite clear if any charges will be brought against the woman,” said police spokeswoman Melanie Robinson.…
FONTANA, CA – A man walked into a California Target, headed to the kitchen section where he obtained a knife, then proceeded to stab himself to death.
Officials say that on Wednesday around 11 a.m., the man walked into the Target at 15272 Summit Ave. in the Falcon Ridge Town Center.
He made his way to the store’s kitchen section where he opened a package and pulled out a knife that he used to stab himself in the torso. He died at the scene.
“Upon arrival, our officers located an individual with an apparent self-inflicted stabbing wound to the torso area,” said Martha Guzman-Hurtado, police spokeswoman. “It appears that this incident is suicide.”
Target remained open for two more hours and did not close until the coroner arrived to remove the man’s dead body. This decision didn’t sit well with some people who were in the store shopping at the time of the incident.
“It’s disgusting that they would let people continue to shop when there’s a dead body inside,” said Marlene Rodriguez, who was in the store shopping until 1:30 p.m.…
According to Salisbury police Chief Thomas Fowler, the two victims rented the guns from Bob’s Tactical Shooting Range at around 5:30 p.m. yesterday.
With six to eight people inside the business, the pair blew their brains out in the shooting range area of the store. Both were transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead with gunshot wounds to the head.
Their identities have not been released at this time, but Fowler did say they were in their early 20s and resided in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He also added that police found what they believe to be a suicide note.
Their suicides were caught on the store’s surveillance camera, so no doubt it will be online eventually.
If you have been reading our site for any length of time, then you are aware people committing suicide at gun ranges is nothing new.
One of the weirder ones involved identical twins who went to a Denver shooting range and shot themselves in the heads.…
Titchener says his wife, 57-year-old Shelley Titchener, left their home the day before Valentine’s Day after they got into an argument.
He claimed she told him she was going to stay with a friend and left without her car, cell phone, laptop or bipolar disorder medication. Two days later, Titchener reported her missing.
The odd thing about his version of events is that on the day Paul reported her missing, a next-door neighbor says she talked to Shelley in their neighborhood and she was seen shopping at a mall.
Neighbors said they would sometimes hear shouting coming from the couple’s home and that there was tension when Paul moved back in after leaving for some time.
A week later this past Sunday, a fisherman found the torso of a woman floating near the Fremont shoreline, 30 miles from Titchener’s home. On Tuesday, an arm was found in the same area.…
On Sunday, a man in Gmunden found a suitcase floating near the shore of Lake Traunsee. He called police after opening the suitcase and finding that it contained a pair of hands and feet.
The next day, a police dog would find a second suitcase that also contained human remains later identified as a 71-year-old woman. That same day, police divers would find the body of the dead woman’s 72-year-old husband in the lake – weighted down by the decapitated head of his wife.
According to investigators, the man strangled his wife sometime between December 25 and January 1st. He then dismembered his wife with a saw and placed the body parts in the suitcases found floating in the lake.
But he had entombed her decapitated head in concrete, along with some personal items, then tied the concrete block to his hand before throwing himself in the water. He drowned without a struggle, state prosecutor Birgit Ahamer said.…
David Abbott was a Manassas City detective who served on the Northern Virginia-Washington, D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
According to reports, police had been investigating relationships he had with two teen boys he met while a Prince William youth hockey coach.
Police say Abbott solicited sex acts from one boy, who was 11-years-old when they met, over the phone, by text and through social media and email. Police would then learn of a second victim, a 13-year-old boy.
When officers arrived at Abbott’s home to charge him with two counts of taking indecent liberties and two counts of using a communications device to solicit sexual offenses, Abbott refused to come out of the house.
As detectives spoke with Abbott, he pulled out a gun and fatally shot himself.
If Abbott’s name sounds familiar, he made the news last year as the lead detective in a case involving a 17-year-old teen who was sentenced for sending explicit texts to his 15-year-old girlfriend.…
PORT HURON, MI – Authorities say 22-year-old Rebecca Hardy committed suicide by deliberately entering a yard and allowing herself to be mauled to death by a pair of attack dogs.
Last Thursday, Hardy died at a hospital with extensive injuries to her face and neck caused by a pit bull and a pit bull-husky mix. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office have now ruled Hardy’s death a suicide.
Investigators say Hardy, who has a history of suicide attempts, was recently kicked out of her home. On the day she was mauled, she climbed into a fenced yard located on the same street her fiancé lives that contained known attack dogs.
“These were attack dogs. These were vicious dogs in an enclosed space,” Oakland County Medical Examiner Ljubisa Dragovic said. “She obviously was aware of that, because she climbed over the fence to subject herself to this threat.”
Hardy was first attacked by the pit bull, then the pit bull mix. A witness tried stopping the attack, but it was the dogs’ owner who eventually subdued them and immediately provided aid to Hardy.…
The bodies of Griffith and her son, Helious, were discovered by a nurse performing a bed check shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. Griffith’s son had been a patient at the hospital for about a week.
“It appears that the mother for unknown reasons took the life of the child and then took her own life there in the room.” Mesa Police Detective Steve Berry said.
According to a fundraiser created by Griffith, her son suffered from Cerebral Palsy with Dystonia, has sensitivities to audio, odor, and touch, and suffers from extreme anxiety. She had been looking for help raising $1500 dollars for a vehicle, but had not gotten close to her goal.
Police say the Arizona Department of Child Safety do have an open case with the family, but that Griffith was her son’s legal guardian.
“I can tell you this family was actively involved with DCS (Arizona Department of Child Safety) and that it was an open case and that they were actively working on that as recently as two days ago,” Berry said.…
Singleton was home alone with his 6-year-old sister on Oct 10 when he used a handgun to shoot himself in the head. His sister then ran to get help from a neighbor, who called police.
Neighbors would report hearing the girl screaming about blood as she was rushed away from the scene.
Investigators revealed that there wasn’t anyone home supervising the two children when the shooting happened, and that the gun belonged to someone who lived in the home. A family friend said the boy’s parents told him the gun had been in a safe.
On Wednesday, the coroner ruled Singleton’s death a suicide – the youngest recorded case in Nevada since 2005. That same day, the Clark County Department of Family Services and Metro said that Singleton’s death remains under investigation and that they will talk with the district attorney’s office to decide what, if anything, happens next.…
On July 19, the 53-year-old Laura Stuardo was on a cruise with her boyfriend, 55-year-old Giovanni Pia. The couple had booked the cruise in an attempt to fix their broken relationship.
While the ship was docked in a Norwegian port, Stuardo fell 115 feet from the couple’s cabin balcony into the fjord below. Pia would tell investigators that Stuardo had jumped off the balcony in an attempt to kill herself.
A camera on the ship contradicted that statement a bit, as it showed Stuardo hanging from the balcony for a few seconds before falling into the water. Other passengers described hearing a loud argument coming from the couple’s room shortly before Stuardo fell.
As for Stuardo, she wasn’t saying much at the time. Not because she was dead, though. Remarkably, she survived the fall but suffered injuries to her head, lung, stomach and spleen.…