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bloodrayne
04-25-2004, 11:22 AM
CONCORD
School treasurer dies in apparent suicide

A Walnut Creek high school official died Thursday after burning himself in an apparent suicide in the parking lot of a Concord apartment complex Wednesday night.

Concord police say Eugene "Gene" Faust doused himself with gasoline and set himself and his car ablaze at the Valley Crest Condominiums about 8:20 p.m. Bystanders extinguished the flames, and Faust was flown to Doctors Medical Center San Pablo.

He was removed from life support about 1 p.m. Thursday.

Faust, 61, was the treasurer at Northgate High School and a familiar and well-liked figure on the campus. He sold tickets for athletic events, actively supported the teams and often chaperoned school dances.

He'd had a successful corporate career before retiring and devoting his energies to working with the school.

According to a Concord police spokesman, Faust had been served with divorce papers Wednesday.

nine9
04-25-2004, 12:23 PM
Trying to live up to the name I guess.

Where do you find all these weird stories anyway?

Very interesting.

SFF
04-25-2004, 03:43 PM
Hey! Gather 'round the human campfire, kiddies, and I'll tell ya' a little ghost story.:p

jay o2 waster
05-09-2004, 11:43 PM
vietnam copycat