The turmoil recently surrounding Bitcoin is thought to be the cause of Autumn Radtke’s death. Police are investigating the death of 28-year-old American CEO of Bitcoin exchange firm First Meta, as a “suicide.”
Radtke was found dead last week, on February 28th. She was in her Singapore apartment when she died. Local media have joined with police in considering this a suicide, but officially Singapore is waiting for toxicology test results before ruling the cause of death.
Radtke’s death raises a number of questions, especially after five international bankers were found dead within a short period of about a week and a half.
Most recent amongst these dead bankers was Richard Talley, 57, the founder and CEO of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, has reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head – multiple times – with a nail gun.
Talley was said by coroners to have shot himself in the head with a nail gun, even after the first nails had entered his brain.
Why suicide? Talley’s company was, in fact, under investigation by state insurance regulators, but the means of suicide seem highly suspect.
Talley was found by a family member, dead in his garage. Talley had formed a number of companies, some of which have closed down, including American Escrow, Clear Title, Clear Creek Financial Holdings, Swift Basin, Sumar, American Real Estate Services, and the American Alliance of Real Estate Professionals.
Talley joins four other top officials from JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and the Federal Reserve have all turned up dead over the course of the past two weeks.
Are these suicides? Is this simply the result of pressures commonplace in their line of work? Or is there something else going on?
(Article by M.B. David; image via LinkedIn)