Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Don't Call, Everything is OK

A disturbing story out of Denver.

A Denver man belonged to an Elk's Club that supported a mental health facility for developmentally disabled children and adults. He walked into the facility last July and left an envelope. On the outside it read, "Wait until you hear from the coroner. Please don't call, everything is OK." Twelve days later Beech took his own life.

Inside the envelope was a check for $100,000 made out to the charity. It was cashed a few days after the man's death.

The family is now suing the facility for the money back because they say the facility could have done something to prevent the death.

Colorado law does not permit a killer to benefit from the estate of the person he murdered, but Beech's death was a suicide.

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