Retired NASCAR Driver Dick Trickle dead at 71 of Apparant Suicide, Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound … RIP
Former NASCAR drive Dick Trickle died Thursday at the age of 71 form an apparent suicide. According to Lincoln County, NC, sheriff’s department, the incident occurred at 12:02 p.m. ET at Forest Lawn Cemetery off Highway 150 in Boger City, NC where Trickle died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Prior to his death, he called the Lincoln County Communications Center and stated that “there would be a dead body and it would be his.” How tragically sad. Trickle was a throw back of days gone by in NASCAR racing and frankly one I wish still existed rather the over-commercialized one of today.
Richard “Dick” Trickle (October 27, 1941 – May 16, 2013) … RIP
Retired stock-car driver Dick Trickle, known for his colorful name and short-track prowess, died on Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.
According to the Lincoln County, N.C., sheriff’s department, the incident occurred at 12:02 p.m. ET at Forest Lawn Cemetery off Highway 150 in Boger City.
The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call, apparently from Trickle, that “there would be a dead body and it would be his.” Center workers tried to place a return call to the number but did not get an answer.
Emergency units found Trickle’s body lying near his pickup truck when they arrived.
Lt. Tim Johnson, who heads the Lincoln County detective department, said that at the family’s request, no additional information would be released at this time.
Fantastic VIDEO of Dick Trickle smoking a cigarette during the race in a NASCAR world that was so much more different than the sanitized one of today … When it used to be called ”Winston” Cup racing
More on the life of Richard “Dick” Trickle and his legendary short tack racing from CNN.
Richard “Dick” Trickle — who parlayed a legendary reputation as a short-track driver into a full-time career on stock car racing’s biggest stages in the 1990s — died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said. He was 71.
The Wisconsin-born Trickle raced during the 1970s and 1980s, then broke through as a full-time and widely recognized NASCAR driver in 1989. By that time, according to a Sports Illustrated article, the 48-year-old grandfather of two had won some 1,200 stock car competitions in 31 years of racing.
Body Found in the Androscoggin River Believed to be 46 Year Old Dan Doherty of Auburn, ME, Missing Since April 4, 2013
46 year old Dan Doherty has been missing since the night April 4, 2013 in Auburn, Maine. His car was found abandoned, jacket and personal items on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge between Lewiston and Auburn over the weekend. However, officials now say that the body that was found in the Androscoggin River Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of an Auburn man, Dan Doherty. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen stated that the body was taken to the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and the cause of death.
Bangor Daily News: Body found in Androscoggin River may be missing man.
A body found in the Androscoggin River on Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of a local man missing since the start of April, police said.
Dan Doherty, 46, went missing the night of April 4, leaving his car, jacket and personal items near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge before presumably going in the river.
About 1:15 p.m. Saturday, a body was spotted floating in the river around Boxer Island, near North River Road in Auburn. Police and rescue crews retrieved it.
Search Underway for 24 Year Old Mandy Matula Missing Since 5/2/13 in Eden Prairie, MN … Ex-Boyfriend David Roe Shoots Himself in Head Outside Police Station (Update: Roe Dies From Self-Inflicted Gun Shot)
24 year old Mandy Matula has been missing since Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Mandy Matula was last seen Thursday around 1:30 a.m. with her estranged boyfriend, 24-year-old David Marshall Roe. The two were reported to have been driving in Roe’s black Ford Escape with Minnesota license number 802-KNA. Her parents reported her missing at 8:30 a.m. Thursday when she failed to show up for her job as a city maintenance worker. Matula’s former boyfriend, David Roe, who was wanted for questioning in her disappearance, shot himself in the head in a police parking lot prior to questioning Thursday afternoon.
Eden Prairie Police Lt. Bill Wyffels says Matula was reported missing Thursday morning after she didn’t show up for work. Police believe she was with Roe in Miller Park around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
Volunteers and police officers have searched the park but reportedly turned up nothing.
Police say Roe placed a note on his dashboard prior to shooting himself. Authorities have not released what was written on the note.
Matula’s father told CBS Minnesota that Roe and Matula broke up six months ago after a year-and-a-half of dating, but still saw each other frequently.
This is obviously never a good sign in a missing persons case when the person of interest and the last person to be with the missing person tries to commit suicide before being questions by police.
UPDATE II: Search continues for Missing Mandy Matula.
As police and volunteers continue to search for 24-year-old Mandy Matula, she has been missing since Wednesday night, we’re learning more about the man police are calling a person of interest in the case.
UPDATE III: Ex-boyfriend David Roe is dead from self-inflicted gunshot would to his head. This is not good news for the case of missing Mandy Matula. The whereabouts of missing Mandy Matula may have just died along with her ex-boyfriend Davis Roe.
A man who shot himself in the head before police could question him about the disappearance of a Minnesota woman died today, the county medical examiner said.
A woman who answered the phone at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed David Roe’s death to ABC News. Authorities have said they believe Roe, 24, of Victoria, Minn., was with Mandy Matula, of Eden Prairie, Minn., before she was reported missing Thursday morning, according to a news release.
In the hours between when the couple was last seen and Roe drove to the police station, evidence indicates Roe did “a lot of travel in and around Eden Prairie,” including places in Carver and Stearns counties, Reynolds said.
Cartridge consistent with gun
One potential clue: an unspent cartridge found Saturday in the Victory Lutheran Church parking lot in Eden Prairie that is “consistent with what he had with him,” Reynolds said. The cartridge was the same type of round, caliber and brand as the ammunition for the gun Roe bought on April 27 in Carver County, the chief said.
Reynolds wouldn’t say where Roe bought the gun, but said the purchase was legal. Forensic tests have yet to link the cartridge to Roe and its recovery “hasn’t led” anywhere in the search for Mandy Matula, Reynolds said.
For more updates, to discuss the case and read others opinions and analysis … go to Scared Monkeys Missing Person’s Forum: Mandy Matula.
If anyone has any information that could lead to the whereabouts of Mandy Matula, please call Eden Prairie Police at (952) 949-6200.
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren’s 27 Year Old Son, Matthew Warren, Has Passed Away … Commits Suicide, RIP
27 year old Matthew Warren, the youngest son of Saddlebrook Church pastor and the author of ‘The Purpose Driven Life’, Rick Warren, has passed away from an apparent suicide. In a statement from the Saddleback Church, “Matthew was an incredibly kind, gentle and compassionate young man whose sweet spirit was encouragement and comfort to many.” However, it appears Mathew struggled with extreme mental illness and depression. The statement went on to say that, “Unfortunately, he also suffered from mental illness resulting in deep depression and suicidal thoughts.” Sadly, Matthew Warren succumbed to his demons and took his life. According to police, Matthew Warren was found dead of what appeared to be suicide by gunshot in his home in Mission Viejo, CA. An autopsy is scheduled for this coming Tuesday.
Matthew Warren … Rest in Peace
The youngest son of Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” has committed suicide, the evangelical pastor said in a letter to members of his church on Saturday.
Matthew Warren, the youngest son of Warren and his wife Kay, died after a long struggle with mental illness, according to the statement from Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif. The church asked for “everyone to join us in praying for the entire Warren family” on Saturday.
“At 27 years of age, Matthew was an incredibly kind, gentle and compassionate young man whose sweet spirit was encouragement and comfort to many,” Saddleback Church said in the statement. “Unfortunately, he also suffered from mental illness resulting in deep depression and suicidal thoughts.”
Pastor Rick Warren wrote about his son’s death in an emotional letter to his church:
“No words can express the anguished grief we feel right now.” He had a brilliant intellect and a gift for sensing who was most in pain or most uncomfortable in a room. He’d then make a bee-line to that person to engage and encourage them.”
“In spite of America’s best doctors, meds, counselors, and prayers for healing, the torture of mental illness never subsided.” Today, after a fun evening together with Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life.”
As reported at CBS News, Pastor Rick Waren recalled his son’s past struggles with mental illness and depression.
“I’ll never forget how, many years ago, after another approach had failed to give relief, Matthew said `Dad, I know I’m going to heaven. Why can’t I just die and end this pain?”‘ Warren recalled.
Despite that, he said, his son lived for another decade, during which he often reached out to help others.
“You who watched Matthew grow up knew he was an incredibly kind, gentle, and compassionate man,” Warren wrote. “He had a brilliant intellect and a gift for sensing who was most in pain or most uncomfortable in a room. He’d then make a bee-line to that person to engage and encourage them.”
Rep. Jessica Upshaw Belived to have Committed Suicide at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry in Mendenhall, MS … RIP
Authorities say they are investigating the apparent suicide of a state legislator, Rep. Jessica Upshaw, in Mississippi. Upshaw is believed to have shot herself in the head at a home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry in Mendenhall on Sunday. The 53 year old Republican lawmaker from Diamondhead in Hancock County died of a gunshot wound to the head. Jessica Upshaw had served in the Legislature, representing District 95, since 2004. There have been no arrests, Simpson County Sheriff t stated the gun shot, “appeared to be self-inflicted.”
Authorities say they are investigating the apparent suicide of a state legislator in Mississippi.
Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis tells WLOX that Rep. Jessica Upshaw appeared to have shot herself in the head at a home in Mendenhall on Sunday. The town is about 30 miles southeast of Jackson, the state capital. She was 53.
The sheriff told The Clarion-Ledger that Upshaw was found at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry. He has not been arrested.
Military Releases the Names of 3 Marines Killed in the Murder/Suicide Shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico … Gunman Sgt. Eusebio Lopez, Two Victims: Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata & Cpl. Jacob Wooley
The Military has released the names of the three US Marines killed in the murder-suicide shooting at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA.
The gunman, who later committed suicide, was identified as 25 year old Sgt. Eusebio Lopez of Pacifica, CA. His two victims were identified as 19 year-old Lance Corporal Sara Castromata of Oakley, CA and 23 year old Corporal Jacob Wooley of Guntown, MS. A motive remains under investigation; however, some are speculating that there may have been a love -triangle.
Sgt. Eusebio Lopez was reported as being a tactics instructor at the school and his military specialization was as a machine-gunner, the base said. He joined the Marine Corps in May 2006. Lance Corporal Sara Castromata, who joined the Marines in 2011 and was promoted to her current rank in February 2013 and was serving as a warehouse clerk. Castromata, who joined the Marines in 2011 and was promoted to her current rank in February, was serving as a warehouse clerk.
How tragic, all three individuals were young Marines serving their country, and highly decorated, and with their futures ahead of them … all came to an end.
From WPTV, The Marine Corps detailed the careers of the victims and the gunman:
– Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata, 19, of Oakley, California, served as a warehouse clerk. She joined the Marines in 2011 and was promoted to her current rank in February. Her awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
– Cpl. Jacob Wooley, 23, of Guntown, Mississippi, was a field radio operator. He joined the Marines in 2010 and was promoted in July. Wooley’s awards include the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
– Sgt. Eusebio Lopez, 25, of Pacifica, California, was a tactics instructor at the base’s Officer Candidates School and specialized as a machine-gunner. He joined the Marines in 2006 and received at least 10 awards, including the Combat Action Ribbon and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He had deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Three people who died were identified as US Marine are dead in Quantico, VA. The shootings, murder-suicide, took place late on Thursday night at approximately 10:30 pm near the Officer Candidate School at the Marine Corps Base. An active duty Marine shot dead two other Marines, before the suspect took his own life. According to FOX News, a male Marine killed a male and female colleague in a shooting at a base in northern Virginia before killing himself. One Marine was found dead at a barracks. A second victim was later found dead, along with the body of the suspected gunman, who died of self-inflicted gunshot wound.
An active-duty Marine shot dead two fellow service members at a base at Quantico, Virginia, then barricaded himself in a building and killed himself, prompting a brief lockdown of the base, the Marines said on Friday.
The shootings took place late on Thursday near the Officer Candidate School at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, and all three people who died were identified as Marines, Marines spokesman Sergeant Christopher Zahn said.
Zahn, who is based at Quantico, could give no details as to a motive for the shootings.
“The investigation is in the very early stages,” he said.
“An isolated shooting incident has occurred at Officer Candidate School, Quantico,” the base separately said on its Facebook page. “The suspect has been barricaded by law enforcement personnel.”
UPDATE I: ABC News quoted a military official as saying the suspect had been identified as a staff member at the cadet school, as was one of the victims. ABC also said that the second person killed was a female Marine found dead in the barracks, but gave no further details.
UPDATE II: As per the WAPO, Three Marines die in shootings at Quantico …. suspect never barricaded himself prior to suicide.
The shooter gunned down a male Marine before seizing a female Marine and killing her, then himself, officials said.
The shootings happened in the Taylor Hall barracks at the school located on the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., at about 11 p.m., said the base commander, Col. David W. Maxwell.
He told reporters that all three of the Marines were staffers at the school and that all officer candidates there were safe and accounted for.
Maxwell denied earlier reports that the suspect barricaded himself inside the barracks in a standoff with authorities before committing suicide. He said there was no barricade situation.
Ram Singh, one of the suspects of the gang rape and murder of a 23 year old Indian woman, was found dead in his jail cell in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. According to accounts Singh hanged himself from the ceiling with his own clothes. Singh was one of five men [sixth suspect in a juvenile] that have been accused of kidnapping, rape and murder. Singh was the driver of the bus aboard which several men brutally raped a 23-year-old woman on December 16. She later died from her injuries. All had pleaded not guilty. The crime grew international attention and outrage. The heinous crime has prompting widespread debate over the way the country handles sexual assaults and the treatment of women in Indian society.
One of the five men accused in the gang rape of a 23-year-old Indian woman—a crime that received widespread international attention—was found dead in a jail here, his lawyer said Monday.
Ram Singh was found dead at Tihar Jail, Delhi’s main prison, at around 5:15 a.m., said his lawyer, V.K. Anand.
Mr. Singh, 33 years old, and four other men were being held at the jail during their trial at a special court in Delhi on charges that include kidnapping, rape and murder. The five men have pleaded not guilty.
“He hanged himself [from] the ceiling with his own clothes,” said Sunil Gupta, spokesman for Tihar Jail.
However, Ram Singh’s lawyer and parents claim he was murdered. They stated, “there was no reason for him to commit suicide”. Oh of course not, he was only being accused of a crime where is found guilty, he could be facing the death penalty. Their trial began in February. If convicted, the men could face the death penalty. Also, a sixth suspect is 17 and will be tried separately in juvenile court.
Murder/Suicide: Gregory Rodriguez, Sportsman Channel Host of “A Rifleman’s Journal,” Killed by Gunman in Montana Who Then Killed Himself
Gregory Rodriguez, the host of the Sportsman Channel show “A Rifleman’s Journal” was shot and killed by 41 year old Wayne Bengston in Montana after he had been found by the presumed “jealous” husband visiting his wife on a business trip. It is reported that Bengston then beat his wife, took his 2 year old son to a relative’s house and drove to his home in West Glacier, where he apparently committed suicide and killed himself. According to reports, Bengston’s wife told police that Rodriguez was in town on business and visiting her at her mother’s house in Whitefish when her husband showed up Thursday night at approximately 10:30pm. According to Fox News, Rodriguez and the woman, who works for a firearms manufacturer in the Flathead Valley, met at a trade show and struck up a casual relationship that police do not believe was romantic.
Gregory Rodriguez, Rest in Peace
Gregory Rodriguez not only hosted his own hunting show, he was also an editor of Shooting Times and wrote for Guns & Ammo magazine. Rodriguez was also the CEO of Global Adventure Outfitters, a hunting supply store. Greg Rodriguez leaves behind his wife Lisa and his two children, Chloe and Cole.
A Montana man shot and killed Gregory Rodriguez, the host of the Sportsman Channel show “A Rifleman’s Journal,” when the shooter found the TV personality visiting his wife, police said Friday.
Wayne Bengston, 41, then beat his wife, took his 2-year-old son to a relative’s house and drove to his home about 25 miles away in West Glacier, where he apparently killed himself, Whitefish police said.
The victim, Rodriguez, was 43, from Sugar Land, Texas. Bengston’s wife told police that Rodriguez was in town on business and visiting her at her mother’s house in Whitefish when her husband showed up Thursday night.
It wasn’t clear how Rodriguez and the woman were acquainted.
UPDATE I: How pathetic that the LEFT would use the death of Gregory Rodriguez as a way to use National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre’s claim against him that, “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” doesn’t always hold up. Really? This just shows that there is no way to stop all crazed killers. At least I would want a fighting chance vs. cowering in the corner waiting to be killed.
Body in Clark Fork River in Montana Could be Missing Anaconda Woman, 41 Year Old Tammy Salle … Last Seen December 23, 2012
41 year old Tammy Salle was last seen on December 23, 2012 and was reported missing three days later on December 26. Police in western Montana have located a decomposed body found in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge, MT that has tattoos matching those of a missing Anaconda woman. However, the body has yet to be positively ID’d as Tammy Salle. The body found Saturday is being sent to the state crime lab in Missoula. After Tammy Salle was reported missing on December 26, a sheriff’s deputy found an abandoned 2008 Grand Prix on December 28, which she reportedly had been driving, on a frontage road near the Racetrack interchange, south of Deer Lodge near Interstate 90. The vehicle was owned by her boyfriend John Goldberg. Before police could question him, on December 29, authorities found Goldberg dead in his 2010 GMC pickup truck parked at a truck stop west of Missoula, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He left a suicide note, but contained no reference of Tammy Salle’s whereabouts.
Missing Tammy Salle – Anaconda Police
A woman’s decomposed body found Saturday in the Clark Fork River south of Deer Lodge has tattoos that match those of Tammy Salle, who has been missing since late December, Anaconda Chief of Police Tim Barkell said.
The chief said a fisherman reported seeing a body hung up in a shallow area in the middle of the river, along Interstate 90, about 10 miles south of Deer Lodge, near Galen.
The call came in at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, he said.
The chief said authorities could not confirm that the body is that of Tammy Salle. The remains will be sent to the state crime lab in Missoula for that to be determined.
However, though the body had decomposed, Barkell said tattoos could be identified, and that they matched those of Salle.
Barkell said investigators suspect the body, which is intact, was dumped upstream and snagged on the shallow area.