NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
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No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find
a reason to keep living.
All our situations are unique in their own way, but we’re all fighting the same hidden ghosts that have taken over our lives. In order to win this fight people have to stop looking at themselves as victims…we’re survivors…survivors and witnesses of the most brutal financial crime ever occurred…Now, when we know the truth, it’s time to go from defense to offense!
On this page, we will share a list of people whose death was a result of their foreclosure situation…there is always a way out! Please stand up and refuse to be pushed into that black hole. I understand that many spent all their savings while trying to keep their house, and at the end they still faced a foreclosure eviction. Once you realize that you’re not alone in this situation, that millions of other families are going through the same thing, everything will be easier…
Do you want to show to the too big to fail who is actually in charge in this country? Do you want to decide your kids’ future or let it be in the hands of those who robbed us blind multiple times? Take charge of your life; don’t let this fight for your home and justice to bring you down – use it to empower yourself!
Here are stories of people who lost this fight – and we’ll continue to ask for truth and justice not only for ourselves and our families, but for all those who can’t longer do it
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December 14, 2012 – AZUSA, California – Authorities say three people found dead in a fire-gutted home in Southern California were all siblings who committed suicide. The three were found dead Dec. 6 in the aftermath of a house fire in Azusa. Also discovered at the home were two dead dogs and two dead cats, along with 22 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Public records show the house was in foreclosure, and family friend Nora Dewester told the Tribune that the siblings were expected to move out the day they died. Friends also say the siblings’ father died earlier this year and their mother died several years ago.
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On June 28, 2012, Michael Marin, a millionaire in Arizona, died in a courtroom after being convicted of arson for burning down his mansion because he wasn’t able to make his mortgage payments. Initial reports claim that he appeared to put something in his mouth shortly before suffering from convulsions and collapsing after the verdict was read. A container labeled “cyanide” was found in his vehicle.
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In May, 2012, California resident Norman Rousseau was attempting to repair his RV so his family would have a place to live after being notified of an upcoming lockout. Mr. Rousseau and his wife had refinanced their home, receiving a higher interest rate than they previously had. Wells Fargo subsequently didn’t credit them with a payment, which led to a loan modification denial. Unable to repair the RV, Rousseau was distraught and committed suicide.
-A woman is packing up her home after being served an eviction notice — a situation that drove her husband to commit suicide.
“I lost my husband and it hurts me like hell,” said Oriane Rousseau, whose husband, Norman, took his life Sunda Norman’s death has delayed the eviction but Oriane said it’s difficult for her to stay in the home where he died.
“I don’t want this to happen to anybody. This is horrible. I lost my husband. I lose my pets, I lose my house, I lose my furniture, everything…for nothing,” Rousseau said.
The family bought the home 13 years ago and used their life savings to put 30 percent down.
In 2006, their dream home became a nightmare. The family said they were talked into a new loan, an adjustable rate mortgage. Then, the couple was accused of not paying their mortgage. But Rousseau showed CBS2 News a cashed cashier’s check used to pay Wells Fargo Bank.
The family then applied for loan modification. Rousseau said they were told not to make payments because it would disqualify them. y after an eviction notice was placed on their front door.
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Oct. 1, 2010: 55 Earle St., Garcia took her own life on Oct. 1. And, in the eyes of her attorney, her story is emblematic of the devastation the foreclosure epidemic has inflicted on so many once-proud homeowners.
Rather than comply with a foreclosure notice and allow a marshal to evict her from the home she loved at 55 Earle St., Garcia took her own life on Oct. 1. And, in the eyes of her attorney, her story is emblematic of the devastation the foreclosure epidemic has inflicted on so many once-proud homeowners.
Garcia, who had won the city’s Freedom Lawn contest last summer for her beautifully landscaped yard, loved the small house near Point Beach she had owned since 1996.
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Mar 5, 2010 Lynda Clark’s South Philadelphia
On March 5, deputies arriving to post an eviction notice on Lynda Clark’s South Philadelphia home found she had hanged herself.
Less than three weeks later, owner Gregory Bellows shot and killed himself shortly before deputies arrived to evict him from his Roxborough home.
“It’s devastating for everyone. We’re not even family members and it’s just devastating to us,” Captain Albert Innaurato of the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office said. Court records show Clark, whose debt topped $100,000, lost her home at a sheriff’s sale last October. Bellows, owing more than $240,000, had his home sold at a sheriff’s sale in 2008.
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October 3, 2008: Addie Polk, Ohio woman, 90, attempts suicide after foreclosure
“Addie Polk was found lying on the floor of her home with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to her shoulder when police came to the home on Wednesday to serve an eviction notice, Akron police spokesman Lt. Rick Edwards said on Friday. Polk survived the shooting and is being treated in a hospital.”
An Update: March 31, 2009
Polk, made news last fall when she shot herself during an eviction, died Monday at the Arbors at Fairlawn nursing home near Akron. She was 91.
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October 4, 2008: Karthik Rajaram’s mass murder/suicide in Los … the 53-year-old Pasadena, California
“Rajaram, a former financial analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sony Pictures, left two suicide notes — one for police and another for family and friends — and a will. “I understand he was unemployed, his dealings in the stock market had taken a disastrous turn for the worse,” said Los Angeles deputy police chief Michel R. Moore. “This was a person who had been quite successful in this arena.” Amid news of the global financial crisis and the credit crunch, this murder-suicide has become emblematic of the times — in its way parallelling the deathly plunges of Wall Street stockbrokers in 1929.”
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July 25, 2008: 53-year-old Carlene Balderrama of Taunton, MA
Balderrama faxed a letter to her mortgage company about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday warning that she’d be dead by the time they foreclosed on her house later that day. She was.
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In Tennessee (2008), a woman fatally shot herself last week as sheriff’s deputies went to evict her from her foreclosed home.
Pamela Ross, 57, and her husband were fighting foreclosure on their home when sheriff’s deputies in Sevierville came to serve an eviction notice. They were across the street when they heard a gunshot and found Ross dead from a wound to the chest. The case was even more tragic because the couple had recently been granted an extra 10 days to appeal.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – A Sevierville woman apparently committed suicide as Sevier County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to evict her family from their home, but the family attorney and relatives are asking a big question. Should deputies have been at the home at all?
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In Ocala, Fla., Roland Gore shot his wife and dog in March and then set fire to the couple’s home, which had been in foreclosure, before killing himself. His case was one of several in which people killed spouses or pets, destroyed property or attacked police before taking their own lives.