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On 07/05/01 07:14, Vincent Campbell said this-
>Without wanting to sound flippant, isn't there a basic problem in confirming
>that apparent suicides are actually suicides, and not accidental deaths?
This is not a comment without merit, because part of forensic
investigation at a fatality is determining cause and motive of the death.
There is a fairly thorough investigation, however, once the possibility
of suicide is determined, and the presence of a note is not sufficient.
Accidental deaths are often treated as homicides if there is any
suspicion of an animosity or quarrel or antagonism. In other words,
investigations are not flippant, and the determination of suicide,
homicide, or accident, is sometimes painstaking.
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