Whenever I read stories like this, I’m reminded how little we know about those around us, what struggles they might be facing – and how important kindness really is.
A popular Wisconsin news anchor took her own life … after sending texts to a friend and her ex-fiancé, revealing the pain she was going through right before she shot herself.
27-year-old Neena Pacholke killed herself in Wausau, WI last month … in the home she and her ex, Kyle Haase, purchased together back in July.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, cops were dispatched to their residence after getting a call from a friend to do a welfare check — claiming Neena was “making suicidal comments via text message.”
Her text read, “He [Kyle] told me he hates me and will feel like a million bucks once I am out of his life.”
She also sent a last text to Kyle — who broke things off with Neena just 7 weeks before their wedding — saying, “I`m so sorry to do this to you but I can’t handle any of this pain anymore.”
Police arrived at her home, heard a noise, followed by the sound of something falling. By the time they entered, Neena had already shot herself in the head with a handgun.
Cops found a receipt showing she bought the weapon 90 minutes before killing herself.
Her Google searches the night before also showed her looking up ways to end her life.
Pacholke played point guard at USF from 2013 to 2016. The school’s women’s basketball team said following her death last month that it was heartbroken over her passing.
If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.