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A common death cause, especially in the US

A gunshot can be used to frame a murder of journalists, investigators and whistleblowers as suicide or robbery.

Selected Examples

People who probably have been murdered and have their death been framed as suicide afterwards are:

  • Mark Minnie, who was shot dead nine days after publishing a book about a 1980s VIPaedophile network involving members of the South African government. It was ruled a suicide, but he told people close to him that if anything like this happened, to treat it as murder.
  • The death of Vince Foster is a well known suicide that is widely believed to have been murder.
  • Steve Kangas was a spook turned whistleblower who was one of the first political campaigners on the internet.


In July 2020, CBS12 reported that a victim of a gunshot to the head in Florida was counted as a COVID-19 death.[1]

Multiple gunshot suicide

A shot in the head or heart is commonly understood to be immediately fatal. But one should also consider that aiming in such a situation may not be very accurate and people who are shooting themselves, may survive one or more bullets; a suicide with 4 gunshots to the head has been reported.[2] So if somebody died by two gunshots (or more) to the head, it still is possible that it was a suicide; more information is needed to assess the situation.


Gunshot victims on Wikispooks

TitleDeath dateLocation of DeathDescription
Shinzō Abe8 July 2022Japanese deep state actor and PM who aggressively re-militarised the country
Hafizullah Amin27 December 1979Afghanistan
Tajbeg Palace
Anis Amri23 December 2016Italy
Sesto San Giovanni
Supposed perpetrator of the 2016 Berlin attack, termed "Not independently notable" by Wikipedia.
Galip Balkar11 March 1983Yugoslavia
Assassinated by Armenians while Turkish Ambassador to Yugoslavia
Louis Barthou9 October 1934France
J. Clifford Baxter25 January 2002Enron Corporation executive who resigned in May 2001 before allegedly "committing suicide" the following year. Prior to his death he had agreed to testify before Congress in the Enron scandal.
Eddy Benavides1965US
Charles-Victor Bracht7 March 1978
Jean de Broglie24 December 1976The investigation into his 1976 assassination was soon classified as a military secret.
Manuel Buendía30 May 1984Mexico
Mexico City
Mārtiņš Bunkus30 May 2018Latvia
Assassinated lawyer who had worked on suspect financial institutions in Riga
Roland Carnaby29 April 2008A senior spook who was shot by a Houston police officer following a high speed motor car chase and died of his wounds.
Paul Castellano16 December 1985"The Howard Hughes of the Mob"
Sal Cincinelli17 July 2019Texas
Kurt Cobain5 April 1994Highly influential frontman of the rock band Nirvana
Sam Cooke11 December 1964Los Angeles
Singer and Civil Rights activist. He was good friends with boxer Muhammad Ali and activist Malcolm X. Shot dead in Los Angeles motel, possibly as part of COINTELPRO.
William Cooper5 November 2001United States
Announced around 10 weeks before 9/11 that "Whatever they're going to blame on Usama bin Laden - don't you believe it...They will soon do something outlandish to gain the support of the Sheeple".<a href="#cite_note-1">[1]</a> He was killed by the US Marshals Service less than two months after the event.
Anastasio Somoza Debayle17 September 1980Paraguay
Third generation "our son of a bitch"
Silme Domingo1 June 1981Assassinated labor activist, probably killed on orders of Ferdinand Marcos
Denis Donaldson4 April 2006County DonegalSinn Féin member exposed in December 2005 as an MI5 employee. Assassinated in 2006.
Klaus Eberwein12 July 2017US
A Haitian government official and businessman who was found dead with gunshot in head, a week before he was due to testify before the Haitian Senate’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Kathy Ferguson10 May 1993Co-defendant in the Paula Jones law suit against Bill Clinton. Died violently.
Daniel ForestierMarch 2019France
A DGSE agent who was assassinated in 2019
Francisco Ortiz Franco22 June 2004Mexico
Baja California
Mexican journalist assassinated within months of starting to write about drug trafficking.
Helric Fredou8 January 2015A French policeman who reportedly shot himself just after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Anastasio Somoza García29 September 1956With the help of the US Marine Corps started a family dictatorship that maintained absolute control over Nicaragua for 42 years.
Álvaro Gomez-Hurtado2 November 1995Colombia
Spooky Colombian diplomat who attended Le Cercle. Assassinated in 1995
François de Grossouvre7 April 1994ParisThe spook in charge of Operation Gladio in France.
Walter Guinness6 November 1944Lord Moyne. An Anglo-Irish politician and businessman. Was Minister of State in UN Mandate Palestine in 1944 when he was assassinated by members of Lehi
Philip Haney21 February 2020California
A DOHS whistleblower who suddenly died in February 2020
Frank HegartyMay 1986IRA member recruited as British informer. Executed in 1986 with direct involvement of Martin McGuinness.
Ernest Hemingway2 July 1961United States
American author hounded by the FBI
Bill Hunter23 April 1964United States
Long Beach
A reported who investigated the JFK assassination. Shot dead by a policeman, reportedly accidentally.
JFK22 November 1963United States
The last US president to effectively seek to promote the welfare of the US population.
Kenneth Johannemann31 August 2008A janitor at the World Trade Centre who saw explosions and rescued someone from the base of the buliding who had been burned by one.
George F. Baker Jr11 December 1977A "prominent socialite" shot dead in 1977. 1001 Club. His son was presumed dead after flying a small plane.
Steve Kangas8 February 1999US
A spook turned whistleblower who was one of the first political campaigners on the internet. Probably murdered by the US Deep state.
Denis Kirejew5 March 2022KievUkrainian negotiator in early peace talks, shot for allegedly having shown pro-Russian tendencies.
David KoreshA cult leader shot dead in the Waco siege.
Andrei Kozlov14 September 2006On the Friday before he was assassinated, stated at a banking conference that "Those who have been found out laundering criminal money should probably be barred from staying in the banking profession for life. Such people disgrace the banking system."
Victor Kravchenko25 February 1966New York
Ivar Kreuger1932France
Swedish match tycoon who was shot dead in a Paris hotel in 1932
Walter Krivitsky10 February 1941US
Washington DC
A spook and defector
Pedro Luis Díaz Lanz26 June 2008Operation 40 pilot
Maxim Lazovsky28 April 2000Named as suspect in the 1999 Russian apartment bombings. Shot by unknown assassins.
Thomas H. Lee23 February 2023New York
United States
US businessman friend of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Gunshot to the head.
Bing LiuMay 2020US
An assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was found dead in his home in an apparent murder-suicide
Anton Lubowski12 September 1989Namibia
Namibian anti-apartheid activist assassinated by South Africa's Civil Cooperation Bureau
Darrell MacIntyre27 December 1986US
Los Angeles
A US Lawyer found dead in suspicious circumstances after he had been working on the "Iran-Contra" case.
Mary MahoneyJuly 1997White House intern murdered randomly just as she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the Clinton White House
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