Man Fakes Own Death With A Weather Balloon

posted by Cap'n Tony | @RadioOnTheTony - 

It's like something out of an episode of "CSI Miami." A Florida man was thought to be a victim of a homicide until police figured out that it wasn't a homicide at all, it was a suicide. The 71-year-old "victim" Alan Jay Abrahamson actually tied a gun to a weather balloon, shot himself, and let the balloon carry the gun away so it wouldn't appear as a suicide. 

A $3,000 reward was posted for tips leading to Abrahamson’s killer but it drew no leads.  A search of Abrahamson's phone revealed he had researched ways to commit suicide and guns, and various ways a weather balloon could assist. Police say the balloon likely burst over the Atlantic ocean.

Source: WFTV

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