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2013-08-27 12:42:33 AM  
obvious tag on a holiday?

looks like it was just plain suicide rather than death by stupid suicide
 
2013-08-27 12:48:46 AM  
More information is needed, of course, but how do you die within 350 yards of your vehicle if it's not suicide? That's not even questioning why it took ~5 days to find the body within a 0.19 mile radius.
 
2013-08-27 12:54:10 AM  

Philbb: More information is needed, of course, but how do you die within 350 yards of your vehicle if it's not suicide? That's not even questioning why it took ~5 days to find the body within a 0.19 mile radius.


I'm thinking he might have gone off wandering through the forest and then came back to his vehicle before committing suicide.
 
2013-08-27 12:55:47 AM  
Was it gum disease?
 
2013-08-27 01:04:30 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

They also found dead in Oregon
 
2013-08-27 01:06:05 AM  

EatenTheSun: Was it gum disease?



Neigh.
 
2013-08-27 01:19:56 AM  
assburgers
 
2013-08-27 01:35:59 AM  
I was ready to feel really bad about this, but then I saw that he had a Bieber haircut... so now I'm kind of conflicted.
 
2013-08-27 01:53:36 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Philbb: More information is needed, of course, but how do you die within 350 yards of your vehicle if it's not suicide? That's not even questioning why it took ~5 days to find the body within a 0.19 mile radius.

I'm thinking he might have gone off wandering through the forest and then came back to his vehicle before committing suicide.


I can accept that as a reason why he was so close to his vehicle and why the body wasn't found sooner. But, you seem to agree that it was a suicide. Of course, we'll never know until the cause of death* is released.

*it's kinda sorta possible that he went off, got lost and "only at the end" figured out which direction his vehicle was. He, then, succumbed to the elements just 1000 feet from getting back to that vehicle.

I suppose that it's also kinda sorta possible that I might discover that I am the great-great-grandson of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia.
 
2013-08-27 02:01:33 AM  

Philbb: He, then, succumbed to the elements just 1000 feet from getting back to that vehicle.


If the police are immediately stating that it was a suicide, then whatever they found leaves little doubt as to whether it was the elements or himself that ended his life. I'm thinking he probably hung himself from a tree, shot himself, etc. Too bad. At 18 you haven't really lived yet. It's a bit early to call it quits.
 
2013-08-27 02:29:28 AM  

zamboni: I was ready to feel really bad about this, but then I saw that he had a Bieber haircut... so now I'm kind of conflicted.


He's 18. I bet him mom put him up to it.
 
2013-08-27 02:29:37 AM  

Philbb: Bathia_Mapes: Philbb: More information is needed, of course, but how do you die within 350 yards of your vehicle if it's not suicide? That's not even questioning why it took ~5 days to find the body within a 0.19 mile radius.

I'm thinking he might have gone off wandering through the forest and then came back to his vehicle before committing suicide.

I can accept that as a reason why he was so close to his vehicle and why the body wasn't found sooner. But, you seem to agree that it was a suicide. Of course, we'll never know until the cause of death* is released.

*it's kinda sorta possible that he went off, got lost and "only at the end" figured out which direction his vehicle was. He, then, succumbed to the elements just 1000 feet from getting back to that vehicle.

I suppose that it's also kinda sorta possible that I might discover that I am the great-great-grandson of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia.


I doubt his death had anything to do with the "elements", especially this time of the year, even if the police didn't say it was suicide. If it was winter, that might be more believable, but the weather for the Riddle, Oregon region was fairly similar to what we were getting in my area. Mid-50s at night. Mid-70s to low 80s during the day.
 
2013-08-27 02:30:04 AM  
Goddamnit. I hate typos.

I meant to say 'your'
 
2013-08-27 02:30:31 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Philbb: More information is needed, of course, but how do you die within 350 yards of your vehicle if it's not suicide? That's not even questioning why it took ~5 days to find the body within a 0.19 mile radius.

I'm thinking he might have gone off wandering through the forest and then came back to his vehicle before committing suicide.


"I'm so lost, I'll never find my way back. I don't want to get eaten by bears. I guess I'll off myself."
 
2013-08-27 02:30:32 AM  
The Yahoo article has more information, parents said he was depressed about a recent breakup and that was driving him more than the wilderness thing
 
2013-08-27 02:32:21 AM  
He died an hero.
 
2013-08-27 02:37:13 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: He died an hero.


oddly enough, he kinda looks like moot
 
2013-08-27 02:38:58 AM  
Maybe it took them that long to find the body because he hung himself from a tree, very high up, and the searchers (apparently just his father, if last nights article is to be believed) were looking closer to ground level
 
2013-08-27 02:40:33 AM  
Dysentery?
 
2013-08-27 02:41:06 AM  
Phew! For a minute there I read that as Miss Teen Arizona. THAT would have been a tragedy.
 
2013-08-27 02:42:59 AM  
Makes me sad that he was so young. I wish he would've reached a different solution, but his romantic ideas on escape seem to have colored his judgement. He had a dorky, but genuine smile. I will remember this about him for a little while.
 
2013-08-27 02:43:52 AM  
Again, Fark called it.
 
2013-08-27 02:46:11 AM  
I was JUUUUST about to post this with the headline...

[SAD] Remember that missing Into the Wild teenager?  He's been found
 
2013-08-27 02:47:04 AM  
Mental illness.
 
2013-08-27 02:47:41 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Philbb: He, then, succumbed to the elements just 1000 feet from getting back to that vehicle.

If the police are immediately stating that it was a suicide, then whatever they found leaves little doubt as to whether it was the elements or himself that ended his life. I'm thinking he probably hung himself from a tree, shot himself, etc. Too bad. At 18 you haven't really lived yet. It's a bit early to call it quits.


I don't think that we disagree. The cops didn't "state" (at least not in this article) that it was suicide, they said that it "was being investigated as a suicide."  I'm 99.99% certain that it was and I thought that I had made that clear in my two previous posts.

I can't disagree with your sentiment that 18 is far too young to go this route, Heck, I don't consider many people under the age of 25 to be adults. I also think that there are far too many over the age of 30 that are still kids. But far too many kids 18 and younger see it as the preferable option.
 
2013-08-27 02:48:25 AM  
Not all that surprised, based on some of the information from the previous thread. Seems he went to Seattle to see a girl, and when things didn't work out the way he hoped he decided to off himself. Tragic and stupid, but not surprising.
 
2013-08-27 02:53:37 AM  

Croom also talked to his parents about Christopher McCandless, whose journey to Alaska was documented in the book "Into the Wild." McCandless gave up his worldly goods to live in the Alaska wilderness, only to die there, perhaps from eating wild potatoes.


Can I get a facepalm over here for this unnecessary journalism fail? I've seen a lot of conflicting arguments about how the first guy died, but "wild potatoes" has never even been a contender.
 
2013-08-27 02:54:59 AM  

dbrunker: I was JUUUUST about to post this with the headline...

[SAD] Remember that missing Into the Wild teenager?  He's been found


yeah I posted it with an into the wild reference, but looking back it seems a little heartless, even for Fark.
 
2013-08-27 02:57:52 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Again, Fark called it.


It was pretty easy to realize this wasn't gonna have a happy ending.
 
2013-08-27 02:58:38 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Croom also talked to his parents about Christopher McCandless, whose journey to Alaska was documented in the book "Into the Wild." McCandless gave up his worldly goods to live in the Alaska wilderness, only to die there, perhaps from eating wild potatoes.

Can I get a facepalm over here for this unnecessary journalism fail? I've seen a lot of conflicting arguments about how the first guy died, but "wild potatoes" has never even been a contender.


Dude, did you not see the VMAs? Wild Potatoes was what Miley Cyrus was singing about, with all the giant bears.

"See your eyes, in it's eyes,
wild potato is my ye-yo
Snort that Molly with my mash,
stay up all night, flash my gash"
 
2013-08-27 02:58:40 AM  
Was it Nathan Jr?
 
2013-08-27 02:59:09 AM  
www.missarizonausa.com
R.I.P.
 
2013-08-27 03:00:31 AM  
definitely off the grid now, so they called it right.
 
2013-08-27 03:00:44 AM  
Can I have his SUV?

Sorry kid, but you should have toughed it out - big farking world out there to explore. You'd have love it, I'm sure.
 
2013-08-27 03:01:30 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Philbb: Bathia_Mapes: Philbb: More information is needed, of course, but how do you die within 350 yards of your vehicle if it's not suicide? That's not even questioning why it took ~5 days to find the body within a 0.19 mile radius.

I'm thinking he might have gone off wandering through the forest and then came back to his vehicle before committing suicide.

I can accept that as a reason why he was so close to his vehicle and why the body wasn't found sooner. But, you seem to agree that it was a suicide. Of course, we'll never know until the cause of death* is released.

*it's kinda sorta possible that he went off, got lost and "only at the end" figured out which direction his vehicle was. He, then, succumbed to the elements just 1000 feet from getting back to that vehicle.

I suppose that it's also kinda sorta possible that I might discover that I am the great-great-grandson of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia.

I doubt his death had anything to do with the "elements", especially this time of the year, even if the police didn't say it was suicide. If it was winter, that might be more believable, but the weather for the Riddle, Oregon region was fairly similar to what we were getting in my area. Mid-50s at night. Mid-70s to low 80s during the day.


I guess that I really suck at making myself clear when I try to be subtle. I think that it is obvious that he committed suicide. There is a very very vague possibility that he didn't. Much like there is a very very vague possibility that I am an heir to the former Russian throne. I also agree that if it were winter it might possibly, but unlikely, seem more reasonable, But I didn't think it was worth mentioning since I am also 99.99% certain that it was suicide and nothing else.
 
2013-08-27 03:07:03 AM  

Philbb: Bathia_Mapes: Philbb: More information is needed, of course, but how do you die within 350 yards of your vehicle if it's not suicide? That's not even questioning why it took ~5 days to find the body within a 0.19 mile radius.

I'm thinking he might have gone off wandering through the forest and then came back to his vehicle before committing suicide.

I can accept that as a reason why he was so close to his vehicle and why the body wasn't found sooner. But, you seem to agree that it was a suicide. Of course, we'll never know until the cause of death* is released.

*it's kinda sorta possible that he went off, got lost and "only at the end" figured out which direction his vehicle was. He, then, succumbed to the elements just 1000 feet from getting back to that vehicle.

I suppose that it's also kinda sorta possible that I might discover that I am the great-great-grandson of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia.


Yup. Plain old great grandson is way more likely.
 
2013-08-27 03:12:10 AM  

Oldiron_79: Dysentery?


Dumb shiat tried to ford a river.
 
2013-08-27 03:16:15 AM  

Fano: Oldiron_79: Dysentery?

Dumb shiat tried to ford a river.


Shout have traded a couple of sets of clothes for the Injun Guide.
 
2013-08-27 03:18:53 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Christopher McCandless


His official cause of death was starvation.
 
2013-08-27 03:26:52 AM  
Yeah, suicide was my first thought.  I was thinking the girlfriend dumped him and he just couldn't deal.  The tip off was him leaving his glasses in the car.
 
2013-08-27 03:28:03 AM  

Fano: Oldiron_79: Dysentery?

Dumb shiat tried to ford a river.


I'm getting hungry for pizza...
 
2013-08-27 03:28:32 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: HotWingAgenda: Christopher McCandless

His official cause of death was starvation.


They can't list Asshattery?
 
2013-08-27 03:31:53 AM  
I know I've crossed some sort of maturity line now that my primary thought in these cases isn't so much sympathy for the guy as sympathy for his parents. He had no idea what he was losing, or how little a breakup would have mattered in six months, but they do.
 
2013-08-27 03:35:17 AM  

gadian: Yeah, suicide was my first thought.  I was thinking the girlfriend dumped him and he just couldn't deal.  The tip off was him leaving his glasses in the car.



How many Farkers would suicide over a relationship fail?

Discuss.
 
2013-08-27 03:41:46 AM  

WeenerGord: How many Farkers would suicide over a relationship fail?

Discuss.


My only really serious relationship fail?  I certainly thought about it.  10 years and the other person changes their mind.  It's a little more than a kick to the gut.  I can definitely understand the impulse for teenagers and first love scenarios.
 
2013-08-27 03:46:34 AM  
horrible tragedy and btw mom wont answer the phone. go figure. wtf has this country come to. just leave them alone now.
 
2013-08-27 03:47:03 AM  

RenownedCurator: I know I've crossed some sort of maturity line now that my primary thought in these cases isn't so much sympathy for the guy as sympathy for his parents. He had no idea what he was losing, or how little a breakup would have mattered in six months, but they do.


That was my first thought also. They gotta live with this. How sad for them.
 
2013-08-27 03:48:18 AM  

gadian: WeenerGord: How many Farkers would suicide over a relationship fail?

Discuss.

My only really serious relationship fail?  I certainly thought about it.  10 years and the other person changes their mind.  It's a little more than a kick to the gut.  I can definitely understand the impulse for teenagers and first love scenarios.


gadian: WeenerGord: How many Farkers would suicide over a relationship fail?

Discuss.

My only really serious relationship fail?  I certainly thought about it.  10 years and the other person changes their mind.  It's a little more than a kick to the gut.  I can definitely understand the impulse for teenagers and first love scenarios.


Sad to say, I always leave before they can. Preemptive fail, so to speak.
 
2013-08-27 03:49:50 AM  

pedobearapproved: HotWingAgenda: Croom also talked to his parents about Christopher McCandless, whose journey to Alaska was documented in the book "Into the Wild." McCandless gave up his worldly goods to live in the Alaska wilderness, only to die there, perhaps from eating wild potatoes.

Can I get a facepalm over here for this unnecessary journalism fail? I've seen a lot of conflicting arguments about how the first guy died, but "wild potatoes" has never even been a contender.

Dude, did you not see the VMAs? Wild Potatoes was what Miley Cyrus was singing about, with all the giant bears.

"See your eyes, in it's eyes,
wild potato is my ye-yo
Snort that Molly with my mash,
stay up all night, flash my gash"


allergale.com
 
2013-08-27 03:58:42 AM  

Kujira: Fano: Oldiron_79: Dysentery?

Dumb shiat tried to ford a river.

I'm getting hungry for pizza...


Pepperoni and sausage?

Also Aquaman Drowned.
 
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