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Air Force colonel accused of sex offenses found dead at his Colorado Springs home

9-26-16 Colorado:

A colonel assigned to Schriever Air Force Base and under investigation of committing several sex offenses was found dead early Sunday at his Colorado Springs home.

Air Force Col. Eugene Marcus Caughey, 46, was due to face a court-martial on Oct. 17 for multiple charges, including sexual offenses, adultery and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman.

The military announced his death on Monday.

Caughey was assigned as an Air Force Space Command special staff member and had been in the Air Force since 1993, according to an Air Force news release.

Caughey was a former 50th Space Wing vice commander at Schriever, just east of Colorado Springs, before he was removed from his position on June 17, 2015, when the investigation into his alleged misconduct began.

Human remains identified as belonging to missing sex offender

9-20-16 Vermont:

State police say remains belong to Philip Jackman

Vermont State Police confirmed the identity of the remains Wednesday.

Investigators said they belong to Philip Jackman. The remains were found by a hunter off Beard Road in the Town of Orange on Oct. 2, 2015.

Jackman, 21, was reported missing in the fall of 2004 and was wanted on a state warrant for sex offenses.

Police found Jackman’s vehicle abandoned on Beard Road and said he was suicidal and evading capture. Jackman was never found, and the U.S. marshals took the case from state police.

The search for Jackman lasted for 11 years.

Investigators said they do not suspect foul play in Jackman’s death. His cause of death was not released.

The discovery of Jackman's remains effectively closes his case as a fugitive. ..Source.. by Brad Evans

Lawsuit: New Orleans deputies called suicidal inmate ‘rapist and pedophile,’ left him alone for hours before jailhouse hanging

This post covers suicide of "Ryan Miller." The Other suicide mentioned is posted elsewhere.
2-13-2016 Louisiana:

A young man who hanged himself last year at Orleans Parish Prison had been called a “rapist and pedophile” by a ranking deputy at the jail and was left unsupervised for hours even after warning guards that he felt suicidal, a new lawsuit claims.

The wrongful-death suit, filed this week in U.S. District Court, claims deputies deprived Ryan Miller, 24, of Harvey, of mental health care at the lockup and gave him ample means to harm himself by leaving him unattended in an attorney visitation booth.

Miller, jailed last year on aggravated rape charges, was found dead shortly before midnight on March 23, nearly four hours after he told guards at the jail’s Templeman V building that he intended to harm himself.

Authorities have said Miller died of asphyxiation after wrapping a telephone cord around his neck.

The lawsuit describes Miller’s death as “a disturbing and completely avoidable” chapter in a long history of in-custody deaths at OPP, the decades-old jail that Sheriff Marlin Gusman closed last year when he opened the $150 million Orleans Justice Center. The lawsuit says at least 45 inmates have died in Sheriff’s Office custody since April 2006.