California · Crime Scene Photography

Bathtub suicide

April 21, 1937
Los Angeles, California
Joe Martin commits suicide by drowning in a bathtub

The date on the photo reads April 21, but Martin’s Find A Grave record states he drowned on April 19. I attempted to find some sort of additional sources to determine the date of his death as well as any other information about his life leading up to his suicide, but resources are unfortunately thin; most death records from Los Angeles County are not digitized. The most information on Martin I could find was that he was 62 at the time of his death.

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