AZ AZ - Shawn Christopher, aka John Call, Cochise County, March 2004

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  1. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.svherald.com/articles/2008/03/09/news/doc47d39ddcbf22e400232176.txt

    9 March 08

    On March 25, 2004, a suicide note was found for a missing man named Shawn J. Christopher — also known as John E. Call — in his vehicle located south of Tombstone about a mile, on a westbound dirt road, less than a mile from Highway 80, Limon said. The team used 70 people, expended 397 man-hours and checked numerous mine shafts, but the man was never found.

    A short time before that, a suicide note from a woman, leading the county team to search for seven days in the Sorin Pass area in the Dragoon Mountains, also yielded no body.

    “The suicides are extremely difficult to find,” Limon said.

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  3. thefragile7393

    thefragile7393 Chronically sleep deprived

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    One thing about Cochise County.....there's plenty of places to disappear and not be found for years, if ever, down there. So much open desert...almost like searching for a needle in a haystack.
     
  4. meggilyweggily

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    I really really wish this article had included a picture of him. Just because he left a note is not proof that he committed suicide. Because:

    1. I can think of several instances where a person left a suicide note but actually went off on their own, faking their own death.
    2. What exactly is a suicide note anyway? Most of them don't say "This is a suicide note" and many of them don't say "I am going to kill myself." Perhaps Mr. Christopher just left a despondent letter or poem or something and everyone is thinking it's a suicide note but it's not.

    Anyway, he should be treated as missing rather than deceased, until more evidence comes up.
     
  5. thefragile7393

    thefragile7393 Chronically sleep deprived

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    I agree.....just from my pathetic armchair poking around...the leaving of a sad sounding letter or not or even a letter that could be called a suicide letter means that's what has happened. I think a lot of times they assume the person is old, committed suicide or had Alzheimers or something, and just don't put a lot of effort into looking for them.
     

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