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Officials say Drake student's death self-inflicted

There are 26 comments on the WHOtv story from May 3, 2010, titled Officials say Drake student's death self-inflicted. In it, WHOtv reports that:

State investigators say a Drake University student who died after he was found leaning over a bridge rail near Indianola was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Des Moines, IA

#22 May 3, 2010
Former Iowa resident wrote:
does anyone find it odd that he had zip-ties around his wrist?
On another news website it was stated that there is surveillance camera showing Backstrom buying the same type of zip-ties hours before the 911 call came in


#23 May 4, 2010
I really feel that there are some harsh things being said here, there is a family that has lost a loved one, how cruel! I really have suspicion here, how did that young man shoot himself with the zip-ties on his wrist? Prayers go out to his family

Fort Dodge, IA

#24 May 4, 2010
I wonder if it is a police cover up? From where I am from there has been alot of those. One cop got into an accident and another cop showed up and told the 1 cop to leave before anybody else showed up.

Fort Dodge, IA

#25 May 4, 2010
thoughts and prayers goes out to his family. Hopefully you get the answers you desperately want and need

United States

#26 May 5, 2010
Diane wrote:
First my thoughts go out to the parents and family. How could he of shot his self with zip ties on his wrist?? Very Strange...
How did he get so far from Drake? Was he from Indianola?
Ben was from Norwalk, and his parents and family agree.... they don't think he did.

Tama, IA

#27 May 8, 2010
Whether or not he was gay should not even be an issue.

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