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21st Apr '18 12:36:32 AM dmcreif
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* Fox Lake, Illinois cop Charles Joseph "Joe" Gliniewicz committed suicide on September 1, 2015, and tried to make his death seemingly look like he was murdered with his own gun by unknown assailants. He did so because he was about to get caught for embezzling money from a youth police explorer's program.
30th Mar '18 6:44:24 PM rjd1922
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* Happens in Case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. It isn't until the end of it that Phoenix concludes that Tahrust Inmee wasn't murdered -- he killed himself and framed Maya Fey. But not on a personal vendetta; he just wanted to prevent his pregnant wife's previous AccidentalMurder from being discovered and cover a secret hideout of an organization he belonged to -- ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* Happens in Case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. It isn't until the end of it that Phoenix concludes that Tahrust Inmee wasn't murdered -- he killed himself and framed Maya Fey. But not on a personal vendetta; he just wanted to prevent hide his pregnant wife's previous AccidentalMurder from being discovered and cover up a secret hideout of an organization he belonged to -- ItMakesSenseInContext.
21st Mar '18 1:58:29 PM sauronlulz
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* In ''Webcomic:RiversideExtras'', the death of [[spoiler:Henry Baxter]], member of the Ink gang. The widespread assumption is that [[spoiler:Ophelia]] killed him as part of the ongoing gang war between the Ink and the Roses. She was the last person with him that night, but [[spoiler:she didn't come to kill him but instead to offer him a place with the Roses, now that Baxter had lost power in the ink following an internal coup. Baxter, loyal to the old Ink regime and filled with bitter hatred for the Roses, kills himself rather than compromise.]] Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Henry's daughter Meredith]] believes that it was murder, and she almost kills [[spoiler:Ophelia]] for it.
4th Dec '17 3:57:18 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/TheThinkingMachine'': In "The Great Auto Mystery", a woman is found stabbed to death in the front of an open air automobile. It is ultimately revealed that woman was the one everyone thought she was, that the death was really suicide, and that one of the passengers knew the truth but could not say anything as it would have raised a large number of awkward questions.
9th Sep '17 11:09:03 AM benda
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' "The Problem of Thor Bridge". Villain sets up the evidence to frame her rival for murder, then figures out a way to shoot herself and hide the gun. Of course Holmes discovers the one subtle clue that gives the game away. Most probably a TropeMaker.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' "The Problem of Thor Bridge". Villain sets up the evidence to frame her rival for murder, then figures out a way to shoot herself and hide the gun. Of course Holmes discovers the one subtle clue that gives the game away. Most probably a TropeMaker.TropeCodifier.



* The Literature/FatherBrown stories use this twice, in [[spoiler:"The Three Tools of Death" and "The Strange Crime of John Boulnois"]]. In the first case, the fact that the death appeared to be murder was due to chance, but the second case had the more usual situation of the suicidal person deliberately trying to frame an enemy for murder.

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* The Literature/FatherBrown stories use this twice, in [[spoiler:"The "The Three Tools of Death" and "The Strange Crime of John Boulnois"]].Boulnois". In the first case, the fact that the death appeared to be murder was due to chance, but the second case had the more usual situation of the suicidal person deliberately trying to frame an enemy for murder. Most probably a TropeMaker.
4th Sep '17 3:21:26 AM benda
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* The insurance fraud version is used in Arthur Hailey's ''Film/{{Airport}}''.

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* The insurance fraud version is used in Arthur Hailey's ''Film/{{Airport}}''.''Film/{{Airport}}'' - however, here the culprit intends to blow up ''the whole plane he's flying in''.
4th Sep '17 1:53:16 AM LondonKdS
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* The Literature/FatherBrown stories use this twice, in [[spoiler:"The Three Tools of Death" and "The Strange Crime of John Boulnois"]]. In the first case, the fact that the death appeared to be murder was due to chance, but the second case had the more usual situation of the suicidal person deliberately trying to frame an enemy for murder.
6th Aug '17 4:10:58 PM JoeMerl
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6th Aug '17 4:10:07 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Implied}} in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive.'' [[ItsAllAboutMe Kharisma]] and her fiance's uncle, [[CreepyUncle Avogadro]], don't like each other, but he issues a challenge out of boredom: he would change his will to make her his sole heir, then change it back on Thanksgiving. If she could kill him by then and get away with it, then his fortune would be hers. She tries repeatedly, but fails, only for him to die the night before Thanksgiving. It's never clear if it was suicide or just his terrible health, but either way, all the evidence from Kharisma's ''actual'' murder attempts point to her as the culprit. [[spoiler:She's convicted, and to add insult to injury, he lied about putting her in his will]].
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20th Jul '17 4:48:37 PM talltalltree
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* In ''Criminologist Himura and Mystery Writer Arisugawa'', a girl is believed to be the latest victim of a serial killer preying on women. It emerges that her brother is the killer; but has suffered spinal injuries and now needs to use a wheelchair. His sister realized that police would suspect him if the murders suddenly stopped, so made her suicide look like a murder in order to get him off the hook.
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