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Cueball
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posted 05 October 2007 04:58 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How Did Specialist Ciara Durkin Die?

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Durkin had a desk job doing payroll in an office about three miles inside the secure Bagram Air Base. About 90 minutes after she left work last Friday, her family says she was found dead near a chapel on the base with a single gunshot wound to the head.

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Michelle
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posted 05 October 2007 05:08 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Adding to the mystery is something the Army Specialist told her family: if something happened to her in Afghanistan, they should look into it. She was concerned about things she was seeing over there, one of her eight brothers and sisters said in an interview.

Canavan told the Quincy, Mass. Patriot Ledger on Wednesday that when her sister was home three weeks ago, she told her about something she had come across that raised some concern with her: "She was in the finance unit and she said, 'I discovered some things I donít like and I made some enemies because of it.'"

Canavan revealed that Durkin said if anything happened to her, to make sure it was investigated.

"At the time we thought it was said more as a joke," Canavan told the paper.

The family is also wondering whether Durkin's sexual orientation - she was gay - played a role in her death.

"We just want full disclosure, that's all we want - to know what happened to our sister," Diedre Durkin said.


Huh.


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Abdul_Maria
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posted 05 October 2007 05:08 AM      Profile for Abdul_Maria     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A finance officer in Afghanistan said before her death, "I discovered some things I donít like and I made some enemies because of it."

http://www.alternet.org/

Alternet has a video about it, i think.

same person ?


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remind
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posted 05 October 2007 07:32 AM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Perhaps the findings will be suicide too, eh?!
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Cueball
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posted 05 October 2007 11:11 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, the evidence that support the conclusion that the Canadian sodlier who died of gunshot was killed, and did not commit suicide is pretty thin. The fact that people said he was not the "type" is not really conclusive at all, since many people insist that their friends who do themselves in are not the type all the time. People are often thick as bricks when it comes to deep seated depression.

This on the other hand, comes with explicit warnings to family and also happend in a public place, apparently, which is uncommon in suicides.


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M. Spector
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posted 05 October 2007 05:35 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Who killed Lavena Johnson?
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Cueball
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posted 05 October 2007 06:18 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks for posting that, it certainly seems suspicious. 2 and 3 are valid points, based on what we know but I really get tired of this:

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1. Lavena Johnson was not a candidate for suicide, based on all of the accounts that described her personality, demeanor, her spirit, etc. None of that pointed to suicide. Also, she was nearing the time when she would be coming home and had been making plans with her family.

The fact is that apparently normal happy people kill themselves all the time. When they do, everyone goes "wow" never would have thought that.

The rest though makes the case for suicide seem really doubtful.


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