submit a death
Alexander Rodecap (16) allegedly committed suicide by gunshot
Suicide - Gunshot
Published: Jul 26, 2013 @ 8:36 PM
Alexander Rodecap (16)
Feb 18, 2013
view their profile
The body of a DeKalb County teen who went missing Tuesday morning has been found in Muncie.
Alexander R. Rodecap, 16, of Auburn, was found dead around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Carson Street, about one block east from the campus of Ball State University.
The cause and manner of Rodecap's death has not been determined as of Tuesday night, according to the Auburn Police Department.
A search for Rodecap, a student at DeKalb High School, lasted most of the day after Rodecap disappeared, was believed to be armed and presumed to be a danger to himself.
Rodecap was last seen Monday night around 10:30, and reportedly left a suicide note saying he had a gun and planned to do himself harm.
News media outlets do not normally report suicides or attempts, but Rodecap's disappearance prompted DeKalb High School and DeKalb Middle School to be placed on modified lock downs, called shelter in place, on Tuesday morning.
Students at those schools still attended classes, but no one was allowed in or out of the buildings. A full lock down would have meant locked classroom doors, lights out and students being kept away from windows.
Sherry Grate, Ed.D., superintendent of DeKalb County Central United Schools, released a statement, reassuring parents that students were safe and secure.
Chief Martin McCoy of the Auburn Police Department says the parents of the DeKalb baseball player asked him to do everything possible to find their son, including releasing his name and photo to the media.
go back to article archive list
article loaded in 0 ms
Leonel Acevedo (45) shot Yolanda Najera (53) and he was then shot by police
San Jose police identified a suspect who was shot and killed by officers after a three-hour standoff that ended with the death of a woman he had held hostage, officials said.
French triathlete Laurent Vidal (31) died from a heart attack
The French triathlete Laurent Vidal has died of a heart attack at the age of 31.
Kimberly Vezina's (27) body was pulled from a lake and her death has been called suspicious
On Monday, the Kootenai County Sheriff's office was called to the Fullers Bay area at the south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene for a report of a body floating in the water.
Daniel Brisky (54) died at home after a long illness
November 2, 1960 - October 31, 2015 After an extended illness, Daniel L. Brisky passed away at home in Sedro- Woolley, WA on Oct. 31, 2015 with family by his side. He was 54 years old.
Sam Gladstein (60) died after a long battle with cancer
Sam Gladstein passed away at his home in Ballard on October 4th, 2015, at the age of 60, after a long battle with cancer.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com