Deborah Jeane Palfrey commits suicide in Fla.
Jeane Palfrey, who is best known as the D.C. Madam, has
committed suicide near Tampa, Florida. Deborah Jeane Palfrey was
recently convicted of running a prostitution service that
catered to members of Washington's political elite, including
Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican. She was convicted of
money laundering, using the mail for illegal purposes and
racketeering. The high-profile case reporters dubbed Palfrey as
the "D.C. Madam". Her body was found in a shed near her mother's
home in Tarpon Springs, about 20 miles from Tampa. According to
the latest reports, Deborah Jeane Palfrey apparently hanged
herself with nylon rope from the shed's ceiling making good to
her promise not to go to jail. "I am sure as heck am not
going to be going to federal prison for one day, let alone, you
know, four to eight years here, because I'm shy about bringing
in the deputy secretary of whatever. Not for a second. I'll
bring every last one of them in if necessary." the D.C.
madam told the media last year.
Police says Deborah Jeane Palfrey did
leave a suicide note, but they would not disclose its contents
at this time. Palfrey's mother awoke from a nap and began
looking for her daughter, Captain Jeffrey Young of the Tarpon
Springs police department said during a press conference. When
she noticed a bicycle had been moved from the shed, she entered
the structure to investigate and found her daughter. No foul
play appears to be involved, the local police said.