Bloomberg is reporting this morning that former Federal Reserve economist Mike Dueker was found dead in an apparent suicide near Tacoma, Washington.
Dueker, 50, a chief economist at Russell Investments, had been missing since Jan. 29 and was reportedly having troubles at work.
Normally HousingWire wouldn’t cover deaths in the industry, but what’s strange is that Dueker is the third prominent banker found dead since Sunday.
On Sunday, William Broeksmit, 58, former senior manager for Deutsche Bank, was found hanging in his home, also an apparent suicide.
On Tuesday, Gabriel Magee, 39, vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (JPM) London headquarters, apparently jumped to his death from a building in the Canary Wharf area.
We missed this one – “Last week, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG died last week. The cause of death has not been made public.” from – Why Are Banking Executives In London Killing Themselves?
Chief economist’s apparent suicide is the latest in a series of bizarre deaths in the financial world this week - We missed this one too - “Monday, Jan. 27: Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym died after falling from a hotel room in Bangkok in what police said could be possible suicide.
Slym, 51, had attended a board meeting of Tata Motors’ Thailand unit in the Thai capital and was staying with his wife in a room on the 22nd floor of the Shangri-La hotel. Hotel staff found his body on Sunday on the fourth floor, which juts out above lower floors.”
See ALSO Jan. 28 post – Nothing Masonic About This London Bank Death
UPDATE, Feb. 5
Before It’s News – 4th Banker ‘Suicided’ In A Week!
LINK - http://youtu.be/1MMTy_72Puo
Feb. 15 – Before It’s News - Following the Bodies: “We Are at the Precipice of Something So Big, It Will Shake the Financial World”
Feb. 25 – Before It’s News – Gerald Celente On Bankster Suicides In Newly Released Video Report On ‘The Conspiracy Show’ < has video
(Reuters) – A Dutch banker killed his wife and younger daughter before committing suicide, police said on Monday.
Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, who ran domestic operations at ABN AMRO when it was one of the largest banks in the world, was found dead at his home in the wealthy Amsterdam commuter town of Laren early on Saturday. . .
. . . . Schmittmann is the second former ABN AMRO executive to die in unusual circumstances in the past five years. In 2009, former chief financial officer Huibert Boumeester was found dead in woodland near London in an apparent suicide a year after he had left the bank. . . .
There are more article on the topic at Before It’s News.