Death Of Keith Warren:
Keith Warren (pictured above
at a football game) died in Silver Springs, Maryland in 1986, one month away
from starting college. Paramedics found Keith in a wooded area behind the family
townhouse, hanging from a tree by the neck, bent double with his weight.
After a ‘very’
brief investigation, the authorities concluded that Keith had committed suicide
despite the fact that rope was tied around the bigger tree to support the smaller
tree, how can a suicide victim tie ropes around two separate trees and hoist
Surprisingly, no autopsy was
ordered and the body was immediately dispatched to a funeral home ‘without’
the Warren family being notified.
A witness says, before Keith’s
death, a car full of suspicious characters were looking for him, the type of
individuals Keith did not associate with. Several days later, another
man was desperately looking for Keith.
The Warren family had returned
home from an outing, one of the relative’s wanted to see the tree in the
back, where Keith was found. When they arrived at the spot, the tree had
been mysteriously cut down without their knowledge.
On Keith’s birthday,
his mother received a package, the package contained 5 official looking police
photos which showed different angles of Keith hanging by the neck, wearing someone
The family hired a private
investigator; who was instrumental in having the body exhumed. The Medical
Examiner found high levels of TCE (potent chemical found in glue and solvents)
in his body. This chemical is so potent; after digesting, you are dead
before you hit the ground. The Forensic Pathologist stated, “I believe
Keith Warren’s death being listed as a suicide is medically not supportable.”
Shortly afterwards, Keith’s
mother received a note which said, “Ms. Warren, don’t worry, Mark
Findley will be next.” Findley was a friend of Keith’s.
Findley found out about the threatening note and contacted Keith’s mother,
“Ms. Warren, I will be by to see you, I need to unload.” One
month later, before he could visit Ms. Warren, Mark Findley was found dead.
According to police, Findley died accidentally when his bike struck a
curve and he was thrown from the bike.
The ambulance crew said the
damage to Findley didn’t fit the accident. The damage to his face
looked like someone hit him with a baseball bat.
This case was never reopened
and remains closed.
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