South Korea

Man kills himself after names as suspect in disappearance of family of 4

March 10, 2008 Seoul, South Korea Lee Ho-seong (이호성, 41) kills himself after being named as the suspect in the disappearances of his romantic partner and her three daughters (pictured) Kim Yeon-suk (46) and her daughters Jeong Seon-ah (20), Jin-ah (19) and Hae-ah (13) were last seen on February 18, 2008, when Kim told her… Continue reading Man kills himself after names as suspect in disappearance of family of 4

Texas

Man angry over taxes flies plane into IRS building

February 18, 2010 Austin, Texas Andrew Joseph Stack III (53, pictured inset left) flies a single-engine aircraft into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building, killing himself and Vernon Hunter (67, pictured inset right) and wounding 13 At the time of the attack, Stack was being audited by the IRS. According to a written statement that… Continue reading Man angry over taxes flies plane into IRS building

Connecticut · Newspaper clippings

Man uses pre-teen son to facilitate suicide

May 19, 1911 Greenwich, Connecticut Fred Husted, a wealthy farmer, informed his wife he felt too unwell to accompany her to run an errand. With Mrs. Husted out of the home, Fred convinced his 12-year-old son Lester to pull the trigger of a shotgun under the pretense he wanted to hear the firing mechanism to… Continue reading Man uses pre-teen son to facilitate suicide

Austria · Political · Racially Motivated · Serial Killers

Serial killer Franz Fuchs dies in an apparent suicide

February 26, 2000 Graz, Austria Serial killer Franz Fuchs, who used bombs to target Roma people and their advocates, is found dead in his cell following an apparent suicide In December 1993, Fuchs sent out his first wave of mail bombs, targeting those who advocated for Roma refugees; several targets were injured. A second wave… Continue reading Serial killer Franz Fuchs dies in an apparent suicide

Germany

Man wanted for the murders of his wife and mother-in-law kills self while running from police

February 16, 1954 Cologne, Germany Donald John Merrett (alias Ronald John Chesney, 46) kills himself while on the run from police On March 17, 1926, when he was 19, Merrett’s mother died by a single gunshot wound behind her ear. Merrett told investigators he believe his mother had shot herself, an assumption that was initially… Continue reading Man wanted for the murders of his wife and mother-in-law kills self while running from police