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.

Local Headlines

in Local

Broadband Bill

statehouse

A Senate panel has abandoned Gov. Terry Branstad's broadband bill...

in Local

Emmetsburg Double Accident Driver

Updated
lawenforcement1240

An Emmetsburg woman is given multiple charges after being involved in a pair of accidents...

in Local

Warrant Arrests

lawenforcement1240

A Spencer man wanted on three warrants for domestic abuse 3rd of subsequent offense is in custody...

in Local

Johnson To Introduce Natural Resources Tax

davidjohnson

Spencer, IA (KICD)–State Senator David Johnson of Ocheyedan is looking to introduce a bill aimed at funding natural resources, water…

in Local

Spencer Snow Removal Reminder

snow

Spencer residents must have their sidewalks clear of snow and ice by the end of today...