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Old 08-21-2017, 11:58 AM   #31
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I posted in this thread last year to spark conversation, or to help with ideas on how to approach.

Not sure who else is following along here, but I know the truth to this "mystery". I've seen the theories and guesses as to why, but the truth isn't as cryptic.

I think someone guessed it right on the money at one point. It happened almost exactly as the show depicted. The "military man" at Casolaro's funeral WAS in fact there at the right funeral. And no, there's no good reason why the family would have known his identity, so they would have every right to think there was more to it.

Anyway, I heard this story about 20 years ago. A lot of time has gone by and his family may already know the truth. Should I bother making contact?
You know the truth? I wanna know the truth! Although I think folks have made a compelling argument for suicide, I do not believe it. Not for a second. I'd love to know what you know.

...and for what it's worth, I'm sure his family would, too. Especially if they had questions about his death. Someone in my family recently committed suicide and I was able to find evidence to present to my mother that he had cancer. At first, I thought my mom wouldn't want to hear that, but the news actually gave her closure, as she realized that 1) it really wasn't her fault he passed away and 2) there really was nothing she could have done.

Just my two cents.
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You know the truth? I wanna know the truth! Although I think folks have made a compelling argument for suicide, I do not believe it. Not for a second. I'd love to know what you know.

...and for what it's worth, I'm sure his family would, too. Especially if they had questions about his death. Someone in my family recently committed suicide and I was able to find evidence to present to my mother that he had cancer. At first, I thought my mom wouldn't want to hear that, but the news actually gave her closure, as she realized that 1) it really wasn't her fault he passed away and 2) there really was nothing she could have done.

Just my two cents.
Exactly......if something is known, make contact with the ones involved with the case.
Not cryptically on a message board.
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Here's a Reddit post from a few months ago containing official documentation and crime scene photos:
https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedM...casolaro_case/

I've always been on the fence about this case, but the thing which really stands out to me about the crime scene photos are just how deep the cuts appear to be on both of Casolaro's wrists. If he cut himself so deeply on one wrist, I'm just not sure he would have been capable of using that injured arm to slash his other wrist so deeply.

FYI, the crime scene photos are in black-and-white if you're worried you won't have the stomach to look at them.
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Here's a Reddit post from a few months ago containing official documentation and crime scene photos:
https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedM...casolaro_case/

I've always been on the fence about this case, but the thing which really stands out to me about the crime scene photos are just how deep the cuts appear to be on both of Casolaro's wrists. If he cut himself so deeply on one wrist, I'm just not sure he would have been capable of using that injured arm to slash his other wrist so deeply.

FYI, the crime scene photos are in black-and-white if you're worried you won't have the stomach to look at them.
I agree. Cuts that deep would cause excruciating pain, to the point I'm not sure he would have been able to stay conscious (let alone cut the other hand). Even with a sharp razor blade you would have to press very hard to get those results. To me, those pictures tilt it heavily to the murder side.
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I don't know why but I always found the military man unbelievable. Either exaggerated or completely a myth.
Good call. And I'll take it far beyond that:

The idea of any strange mysterious person at any funeral is also a myth.

The exceptions would be too few or too meaningless to matter.
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Didn't his brother say in the segment that Danny was so scared of blood that he wouldn't even go to the doctor? I'm pretty squeamish of blood myself and slitting my wrists is about the last way I'd commit suicide. I've always had a hard time believing that Danny could have committed suicide in that manner.
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Didn't his brother say in the segment that Danny was so scared of blood that he wouldn't even go to the doctor? I'm pretty squeamish of blood myself and slitting my wrists is about the last way I'd commit suicide. I've always had a hard time believing that Danny could have committed suicide in that manner.
Unless he was under the influence of something.
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Here's a Reddit post from a few months ago containing official documentation and crime scene photos:
https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedM...casolaro_case/

I've always been on the fence about this case, but the thing which really stands out to me about the crime scene photos are just how deep the cuts appear to be on both of Casolaro's wrists. If he cut himself so deeply on one wrist, I'm just not sure he would have been capable of using that injured arm to slash his other wrist so deeply.

FYI, the crime scene photos are in black-and-white if you're worried you won't have the stomach to look at them.
Yep. I've looked at those pictures and have reached the same conclusion about how deep the cuts are. His tendons are totally severed. I don't think he could have cut the other wrist after making the first set of cuts. His fear of blood doesn't make me automatically think he was murdered, but the severity of those cuts sure do.
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Didn't his brother say in the segment that Danny was so scared of blood that he wouldn't even go to the doctor? I'm pretty squeamish of blood myself and slitting my wrists is about the last way I'd commit suicide. I've always had a hard time believing that Danny could have committed suicide in that manner.
His brother was a doctor too, so he saw firsthand many times how squeamish he was. But it was actually Don Deveroux who brought that point up in the 'Mistaken Hit' segment, where Casolaro got a brief mention.

I agree that it's the least possible way for someone as squeamish about needles and blood and cuts as he was to off himself. If he wanted to kill himself, why not just swallow a bottle of pills or something?
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I agree that I can't understand how he could cut the other wrist. However, this article has me leaning, for the first time, towards suicide.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archi...=.bb744940a39c

He had a prescription pain killer with him. He was prescribed it back in 1988. Why would he bring a 3 year old bottle of pain killers with him? It hasn't been used in years.why bring it? Also, my friend is a dentist. Dentist use to prescribe much stronger pain killers back in the late 80s before the crack down on pain killers in the early 2000s.

I'm no medical MD so I have no qualification to say if it's possible or impossible for him to slice the other wrist but pain killers would certainly help.

The suicide is very dramatic. It's a very good possibility as he was on anti depressants. His obsession with this investigation was going nowhere. He claimed to be getting threatening calls, but nobody else can verify that. I'm not saying our justice department didn't do something shady with inslaw but the huge octopus conspiracy theory sounds in the "tin foil hats" territory.

The police might've been lazy and botched the scene so it will def make it harder to know for sure.

Also, I don't know why a CIA assassin would take the time and slit someone's wrists 10-12 times. To much could go wrong and to much time. Stage a hanging or a self inflicted gun shot? Fine but the wrist slitting is a litttle bizarre.

The question as to why"didn't he just take sleeping pills" to kill himself is simple. Men are much more likely to commit suicide in a more violent fashion. Also, unless you have access to the type of sleeping pills they prescribed back in the 50s and 60s (barbiturates..the ones that killed many of actresses) it's not a sure thing. Modern sleeping pills are much harder to overdose on. Which is a good thing but it makes those hell bent on suicide want to use another method.

He told his family if he doesn't come back alive from martinsburg that he was murdered. Hmm, then why go without someone with you? He could've got rid of his paperwork before he killed himself make it to appear someone took it. Hey it worked.
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I agree that I can't understand how he could cut the other wrist. However, this article has me leaning, for the first time, towards suicide.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archi...=.bb744940a39c

He had a prescription pain killer with him. He was prescribed it back in 1988. Why would he bring a 3 year old bottle of pain killers with him? It hasn't been used in years.why bring it? Also, my friend is a dentist. Dentist use to prescribe much stronger pain killers back in the late 80s before the crack down on pain killers in the early 2000s.

I'm no medical MD so I have no qualification to say if it's possible or impossible for him to slice the other wrist but pain killers would certainly help.

The suicide is very dramatic. It's a very good possibility as he was on anti depressants. His obsession with this investigation was going nowhere. He claimed to be getting threatening calls, but nobody else can verify that. I'm not saying our justice department didn't do something shady with inslaw but the huge octopus conspiracy theory sounds in the "tin foil hats" territory.

The police might've been lazy and botched the scene so it will def make it harder to know for sure.

Also, I don't know why a CIA assassin would take the time and slit someone's wrists 10-12 times. To much could go wrong and to much time. Stage a hanging or a self inflicted gun shot? Fine but the wrist slitting is a litttle bizarre.

The question as to why"didn't he just take sleeping pills" to kill himself is simple. Men are much more likely to commit suicide in a more violent fashion. Also, unless you have access to the type of sleeping pills they prescribed back in the 50s and 60s (barbiturates..the ones that killed many of actresses) it's not a sure thing. Modern sleeping pills are much harder to overdose on. Which is a good thing but it makes those hell bent on suicide want to use another method.

He told his family if he doesn't come back alive from martinsburg that he was murdered. Hmm, then why go without someone with you? He could've got rid of his paperwork before he killed himself make it to appear someone took it. Hey it worked.
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while it is fun to believe the conspiracy angle, the more info you read about this, the more it is clear it is likely suicide
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while it is fun to believe the conspiracy angle, the more info you read about this, the more it is clear it is likely suicide
Indeed.

While I admit that those cuts look abnormally deep for someone to do themselves, it is possible. Anger/depression, and drug intake could definitely numb the pain enough for someone to go that far.
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Also, from everything I looked into, cutting vertically is much more effective than horizontally. Obviously, if it's deep enough in any direction, it will kill you. However, if a CIA assassin was doing the job, I would think the easier way would be chosen.

Anyways, I googled it. Numerous sites with EMTs commenting have said they have seen people cut through both wrists deep enough to cause death.

Would it be tough? Of course I'm sure. However, he had pain killers with him which UM never mentioned. That would definitely help.
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However, if a CIA assassin was doing the job, I would think the easier way would be chosen.
This is my problem. I want everyone who thinks this was a murder to actually think hard about this scenario hard. Why would an assassin, who somehow got into his hotel room, waste time slashing both of his wrist super deep? Not only would they leave a great amount of DNA, but that's very time-consuming, and personal.

It seems more like a crime of passion to really cut both of his wrist so deep. Yeah, I know, "they wanted to make it look like a suicide", but the overkill on his wrist make it seem opposite, and wouldn't a professional assassin know that? A more subtle murder would make more sense for an assassin, not overkill. Also wouldn't an assassin be afraid to leave a razorblade with his possible DNA at the scene?


Also, he was in a hotel room. Was there any footage showing someone going to his room? And how did the assassin get in if Danny was in the bathtub? Did he let them in and go back in the tub, where they ran up and slashed his wrist? No. No other residents heard any commotion, and if Danny was super paranoid why would he let someone in his hotel room?

This was a suicide. A bizarre one, but a suicide nonetheless. If he wasn't investigating this tin-foil hat case, and didn't have the "secrecy" surrounding his death, then most would just call this a depressive suicide. Alcohol, and prescription drugs were found in his hotel room. Pretty clear what happened.

He also left a suicide note dedicated to his son. I know we all love mysteries, but c'mon. This is reaching.
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