submit a death
Travis Payea (24) committed suicide, but the method is unknown
Suicide - Undetermined
Published: May 15, 2006 @ 12:00 AM
Travis Payea (24)
Apr 18, 2006
view their profile
Travis A. Payea, the 24-year-old Davison man involved in one of the most bizarre crime stories ever to come out of this area - the mock kidnapping of a woman.
That 2002 case made international headlines, fueled by a video of the seemingly terror-stricken victim.
When we learned of Payea's unexpected death -cause unknown -we could have written a typical obituary article quoting family and friends. There was no way around the fact, though, that Payea's unfortunate notoriety made him not typical.
To me, there was a tragic element in his death and the lingering impact of the case on his life.
The article was prominently featured above the fold on our front page, surely a difficult thing for a grieving family.
Kinda sorta buried alive!
Sensitive stories always a challenge for journalists
go back to article archive list
article loaded in 0 ms
Ansley Rayborn (14) died in a drug and alcohol-related auto accident
Partygoers saw the 15-year-old driver involved in a fatal crash Saturday drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana late into the night before the accident that killed a 14-year-old Chiles High School freshman, according to a search warrant.
Triston Randall (17), Quentin Ary (19), Nicole Jacobson (20), Zoey Tuttle (12) and Hunter Tuttle (14) were killed in an auto accident
The deaths of five young people in a Benton County crash Thursday evening has rocked the small community of Vinton and two school districts.
Derrek Bowers (14) died when his UTV rolled on top of him
An accident involving a utility terrain vehicle Saturday killed one of the riders.
Sierra Wilder (14) died along with her aunt Kimberly Gutzler (45) and uncle Marty Gutzler (49) when their plane crashed
It was an emotional time on Wednesday morning as loved ones gathered at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, Illinois, to say goodbye to Sierra Wilder.
Christie Fradeneck (37) died along with her two children when her husband strangled each of them with a USB cable
One by one, Timothy Fradeneck is accused of strangling his wife and their two young children with a USB cable as they slept inside their Eastpointe home.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com