Man Places Own Obit, Then Hangs Himself


An ailing Placerville man delivered his own obituary to a local newspaper then hanged himself from a nearby bridge.

The Mountain Democrat newspaper published part of the Allan Leo Peters II suicide note accompanying the obituary. The 64-year-old man wrote he’d been struggling with emphysema and had trouble breathing. He wrote, “Yes, I have hanged myself (At least I hope I did).”

The suicide note and obituary arrived at the newspaper Tuesday night, but went unopened until the following day. It included a $90 money order, the cost of publishing an obituary.

El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz says Peters’ body was found Wednesday morning hanging from the end of a yellow rope tied to an old concrete bridge.

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