Monday, January 14, 2013
Police identify 52-year-old John Marcus Lundberg of Yorkville as the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot.
The Kendall County Sheriff's Office identified the man who publicly committed suicide at the Kendall County Courthouse last week as 52-year-old John Marcus Lundberg of Yorkville. A motive for the public display though has yet to be determined, said Deputy Craig French, spokesman for the Sheriff's office. "That's something that we're still looking into," he said Monday afternoon. Video surveillance from the Kendall County Courthouse showed Lundberg putting a shotgun to his head and firing a single shot Friday afternoon at approximately 1:46 p.m. Lundberg, who was by himself at the time, parked his car on the far west side of the parking lot, according to police. "At this point, we do not have any record that he had any criminal or civil …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The man, who has not been identified, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to police
Sheriff’s police are investigating an apparent suicide after a man was found dead in the parking lot of the Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville. Deputy Craig French said police responded to the parking lot at 1:46 p.m. after receiving a 911 call regarding a man with a gun. “When deputies arrived, they found a man on the ground who appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the head,” French said in a press release. Police said surveillance video from the courthouse showed the man standing with a shotgun just outside his car, which was parked on the far west side of the lot. French said the man put the shotgun to his head and fired a single shot. “The man was by himself at the time … he took his life,” the press release said. No one …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Wilmington resident David Herman was reported missing June 11.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
The body of a missing Wilmington man was discovered hanging from a tree Thursday in Plainfield, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. David M. Herman, 40, was reported missing June 11. A Wilmington police officer investigating the report discovered Herman's body in a wooded area near Interstate 55 and Route 26 in Plainfield, according to the coroner's office. Illinois State Police are investigating the death as an apparent suicide.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
John Martynus was arrested in Crete after exchanging sexually explicit messages with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
A Plainfield man who was to plead guilty today to soliciting a 13-year-old girl for sex has committed suicide. According to a report published in the Chicago Tribune, the attorney for John Martynus told the judge that his client would not be attending the hearing. Donald DeWilkins said he had been informed of the death by Martynus' father, the story said. Martynus, 40, of Scartlett Oak Drive, a Will County youth mental health advisor and a high school sports coach/referee, was arrested in December 2010 by the Crete Police Department and charged with indecent solicitation of a minor and traveling to meet a minor. Police said Martynus was in Beecher to referee a game and had contacted someone he thought to be a 13-year-old girl to meet him …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Grief can cause sleeplessness, but is the cure worth the potential side effects?
I once heard a very interesting statement about those who commit suicide while on anti-depressants or other medications. It was said that someone who is deeply depressed is unlikely to kill themselves because they simply don't care enough or have enough energy to end their life. The medicine starts to make them feel better, but only to a point. That point is sometimes just enough to make them care about how depressed they are, and it is at that point that they are at the highest risk for suicidal ideation or worse, suicidal behavior. What is even more alarming is the number of people who have contemplated, attempted or committed suicide who were not even suffering from depression. They had insomnia, and were given prescriptions for …