LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County coroner’s officials have identified a woman who killed herself with a chainsaw in the bedroom of her Palms townhouse.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says 47-year-old Valerie Nash was in bed and had a self-inflicted neck wound. A chainsaw was in the room.

Winter says authorities will try to determine whether she had a history of depression and whether she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Police Officer Norma Eisenman says the woman may have been dead for as long as a day.

She says the woman’s sister discovered the body and called police at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

A suicide note was found but details haven’t been released.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments (9)
  1. Fred says:

    Be a lot less mess with a pistol. The Lefties will want to impose 15 day wait periods on chainsaws next…

    1. Lefty says:

      30 days on the chainsaw

  2. gna says:

    To hate ones self that much, how sad

  3. Linda says:

    To be in a place of utter despair and hopelessness, is beyond sad and unless you have experienced such feelings, is really hard to understand. I wish she could have gotten the help she needed. My condolences to her family and friends.

    1. Yes says:

      Well said Linda……….

  4. andy says:

    I saw her….get it? get it? I saaaaw herr! arg arg arg!

  5. Antoinette D Johnson says:

    You people who are joking about suicide, it’s not a laughing matter. And unless it happens to someone close to you or you’ve experienced it yourself, you won’t truly understand, as someone’s mentioned before. There are children doing this because of heartless bullies, so please have a heart, and think about if it was your mother, or aunt, or sister or brother. The world needs more people who care in it, there are already waaaay too many people who hate. If you choose to be the latter, remember Karma, is a *%#@^

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