A person and woman dedicated suicide collectively at a Manhattan lodge on Thursday, and unhappy and unusual particulars proceed to emerge in the wake of their deaths.
David Koenig, 33, and Ellen O’Meara, 30, have been mentioned to be platonic pals and avant-garde musicians earlier than they suffocated themselves utilizing nitrous oxide and a shared plastic bag at the Yotel Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Friends advised the New York Post that the 2, who met a couple of yr in the past, have been deeply depressed, and that they have been saddened however not shocked to listen to of their joint suicide this week.
“It’s almost as if from the first day these two people met, they knew they were going to die together,” police mentioned.
Koenig and O’Meara left a be aware and a stack of ten $20 payments for the housekeeper who discovered them round 7 p.m., in keeping with stories. The door to the 18th ground room was blocked off with a plastic sheet, with a be aware hooked up that learn: “Don’t look behind the curtain. We’re dead. This is for you,” together with the cash.
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Despite the warning, the cleansing woman entered the room to search out Koenig and O’Meara aspect by aspect in the mattress, with a plastic bag over their heads. The bag reportedly had plastic tubes operating out of it, which led to 2 nitrous oxide containers.
Inside the room was one other, extra detailed, be aware, in which the 2 have been apologetic about their suicide, and mentioned that they merely didn’t need to dwell anymore. The final will and testomony for each Koenig and O’Meara have been hooked up.
Underneath the mattress, police discovered a duplicate of the ebook “Suicide and Attempted Suicide: Methods and Consequences” by Geo Stone. The part on suffication had been bookmarked.
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O’Meara was described by her Park Slope neighbor as “very private.”
“She never had any friends over. Never saw any men at all,” Katherine Zeppelin, 54, advised the Post.
The final textual content on Koenig’s cellphone was to the bassist in his band, “Cesspool,” to let him know he would not be at their apply.
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