News

Auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in kidnapper Castro’s death

Auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in kidnapper Castro’s death

CONVICTED KIDNAPPER: Ariel Castro, who held three women captive in his Cleveland home for a decade. Photo: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials suggest in a new report it’s possible Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died of auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide.

A report from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says Castro’s pants and underwear were pulled down to his ankles when he was found. It also says Castro did not leave a suicide note and “multiple levels of assessment” did not find tendency toward suicide.

The state forwarded those facts to police to consider the possibility of auto-erotic asphyxiation, whereby individuals achieve sexual satisfaction by briefly choking themselves into unconsciousness.

The report also says two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of Castro in the hours before he killed himself. The report says video indicates no checks were done on Castro at least eight times before he died.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges

policetape

Jaymar McGrone, 16, made the plea after learning a grand jury has filed charges including First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

in Local

Bail Set For Woman Who Misled Police in Lake County

FOX LAKE AP

Kristin Kiefer is charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report.

in Local

State Police Search for Escaped Prisoner

prison

Joshua Drinnon broke out of a vehicle operated by Inmate Services Transport Company.

in Local

House Overrides Amendatory Veto Regarding Heroin

heroin

The vote was 105-5 to reject Rauner's removal of Medicaid coverage from the measure.

in Local

Fox Lake Update: Tipster Allegedly Lied

FOX LAKE AP

Countless man-hours wasted in Gliniewicz investigation