A woman who said her late husband was killed in a hit-and-run accident was left reeling after finding out that he had left a note in the yard stating his intention to take his own life.
The note, posted to the online news app Reddit, said his wife had asked for a hug from him and he said he was in love with her, according to the local news website WFMJ.
“My husband was a very sweet and loving man, a very kind and generous man,” the woman wrote.
“And the way he said it was a warning, not a question.
I could tell he was thinking about me.”
The woman’s husband, Thomas Lauterbach, died in the collision that killed his wife, who was found unconscious after the crash in the village of Coney Island, New York, on June 6, 2016.
The local police department and the New York State Medical Examiner’s office have yet to release the names of the victims, but WFMj reported on Monday that Lautersbach’s death has been ruled a homicide.
The woman, who lives in the community of Mount Vernon, said she found out about the note through Reddit.
The Reddit post, titled “A note for my husband,” was first spotted by WFMA news anchor Erin Lippman, who posted the screenshot to her Twitter account.
The message also appeared on the site of the New Hampshire State Police and the FBI.
“There is no one left to take care of you.
Please do not ask for help, it is not going to happen,” it read.”
The police, the medical examiner’s office, and the police department will do whatever it takes to get you the help you need.
I have a lot of sympathy for you and your family.
You have been through a lot.”
Police said Lauthersbach was killed by a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old New Hampshire man who was driving a 2012 Ford Escape.
The New York Post reported that the driver was charged with two counts of murder and one count of negligent homicide.