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Hudson Valley Man Decapitates Self in Apparent Suicide

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A bizarre suicide is being investigated by police after a Hudson Valley man tied his neck to a pole with a chain, got into his car and revved the gas.  Reuters is reporting the grisly scene took place in The Bronx over the Labor Day weekend.

A 51-year-old Port Jervis man was on Longfellow Avenue in The Bronx when he wrapped a chain around a pole.  He then got into his Honda Pilot and put the other end of the chain around his neck.  After stepping on the gas his head was yanked from his body and landed on the street.  The car then crashed into a parked car and the rest of the man’s body was ejected from the car.

Reuters reports the man was identified as Tomas Rivera of Port Jervis.  Police are investigating whether a note was left and what the reason for the apparent suicide could have been.

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