4th Financial Services Executive Found Dead; “From Self-Inflicted Nail-Gun Wounds”

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/07/2014

The ugly rash of financial services executive suicides appears to have spread once again. Following the jumping deaths of 2 London bankers and a former-Fed economist in the US, The Denver Post reports Richard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from self-inflicted wounds – from a nail-gun. Talley’s company was under investigation from insurance regulators.

Mr Talley, 57, was found dead in his garage from the self-inflicted wounds in Centennial, Colorado

Mr Talley, 57, was found dead in his garage from the  self-inflicted wounds in Centennial, Colorado

 

Richard Talley, pictured with his wife of 25 years Cheryl, committed suicide with a nail gun at his home in Colorado

Richard Talley, pictured with his wife of 25 years  Cheryl, committed suicide with a nail gun at his home in Colorado

 

Via The Denver Post,

  Richard Talley, 57, and the company he founded in 2001 were under investigation by state insurance regulators at the time of his death late Tuesday, an agency spokesman confirmed Thursday. 

It was unclear how long the investigation had been ongoing or its primary focus. 

A coroner’s spokeswoman Thursday said Talley was found in his garage by a family member who called authorities. They said Talley died from seven or eight self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun fired into his torso and head.

 Also unclear is whether Talley’s suicide was related to the investigation by the Colorado Division of Insurance, which regulates title companies.

A checkered past?

 Before coming to Colorado, Talley was a former regional financial officer at Drexel Burnham Lambert in Chicago, where he met his wife, Cheryl, a vice president at the company. The two married in 1989.

 Talley had formed a number of companies, some now defunct, according to the Colorado secretary of state’s office. Among them: American Escrow, Clear Title, Clear Creek Financial Holdings, Swift Basin, Sumar, American Real Estate Services, and the American Alliance of Real Estate Professionals… zerohedge – dailymail pics

I feel sad for the family. May he RIP

How is it possible to shoot seven or eight self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun fired into his torso and head? And why choose this painful route since most suicides prefer to go quickly, and with little pain, as someone said, its like beating yourself up with a hammer. Very bizarre and troubling – whose next…

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