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Austin police said Thursday that they are leaning toward a ruling of suicide in the death of a middle school teacher and activist whose body was found Wednesday in Lady Bird Lake with his hands and legs bound and tape over his eyes.
Police identified Riad Hamad, 55, at a news conference Thursday and said the binding of his limbs and the placement of the tape was consistent with Hamad having done it himself.
Debbie Russell... said in the e-mail that Hamad had recently been under investigation by the FBI — federal officials confirmed the investigation — and described him as "NOT a terrorist but a peaceworker." Hamad was serving as an official for the Austin chapter of the Palestine Children's Welfare Fund.
A smoker stabbed himself to death only weeks after beginning a course of drugs to help him quit his 20-a-day habit.
Omer Jama, 39, a television editor, had no history of mental illness.
Yet when his body was found, he had slashed both his wrists and plunged the knife into his thigh and stomach, an inquest was told.