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a retired policeman talks about the suicides he’s seen

“I remember one lady, we found her in her bathtub, she cut her throat. That’s odd, for women, normally they take pills, they don’t like to disfigure themselves. But she knew what she was doing, cutting her throat in a full bath. Less messy that way. Autopsy said she was full of barbituates. She was a nurse, that explained how she knew how to do it, but then we found out that she was pregnant, too.

And to top it off, her brother was a priest.”

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