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Police: Train fatality was a suicide

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PACIFIC, MO (KTVI) –  Pacific police say a man  a 29-year-old man struck and killed by a train Wednesday morning committed suicide.

The man is identified as Aaron Defoe of Pacific.

Authorities Defoe was on the train tracks around 8 a.m. when he was hit.





  • Paula

    How moronic can you be. To post a comment like that.. think ppl the family may be reading this.. prayers to all ppl who are effected by this

  • Desirae

    Ever heard of the term.. If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all? Your the reason why society is falling to shit. We don’t know this person, nor what happened. Take your comments off of anonymous and actually display your real name so we can pay you the same respect when it’s your time to leave this earth.

    Prayers for his journey and the family left behind :(

  • christina craig

    Why can’t this town put a over pass walk way up on the money they take for extra taxes. That’s not bad enough there’s nothing in this town for kids to do but walk the streets and get hurt,killed or in trouble.

  • Remar

    How dare the media post this before all of his family and friends even know!!!! This was my bests friend’s son and you have no idea what she’s going through. I am so mad that the media can do this without the permission of the family. My friend does not need to see this picture of her son wrapped up by that train Have some compassion media!!!

  • Remar

    To Cody. Please keep your rude comments to yourself. This was my best friends son and he had a stoke a few months ago at the age of 28. He lost his home, his job, his car, the use of his whole right side. Think about what a person could be going through before you make rude comments! Don’t post anything else. You did not know what a sweet and kind young man this was. He had so much to offer the world and then he has a stoke and could do almost nothing. I hope you have a stoke and let’s see how you handle it!
    To everyone else. Thank you so much for your kind and caring words. Aaron was such a sweet and kind young man. His mother would appreciate all of your comments, thoughts and prayers. I hope she never sees this site though. I will do my best to protect her and not let her see anything like what that stupid Cody posted.

  • Tara

    Cody, you are talking to my mother, the best friend of this young man’s mother. In Buddhism it is said, is it true, is it kind, is it necessary? Therefore, I will refrain from pointing out the fact that neither you, nor this reporter can string together a grammatically correct sentence in what I assume is your first language. It would be unkind of me to point out the sheer ignorance of your remarks or the callous nature of sensationalistic media. But, alas, I am only human, as this young kind man Aaron was, and I do not claim to be a saint. Here’s another saying that I refer to in my day to day dealings with internet trolls such as yourself & others who feel the need, and the right, to cast judgment: “While you’re pointing fingers, someone else is judging you.” Rest easy Aaron, May your soul fly free away from your broken body & this harsh world. All of my love, sympathy & condolences to Aaron’s family. My heart is broken for you & I am just so, so sorry this happened. To my mama Remar, you are a blessing in this cruel world. I love you & will continue to be here to help in any way I can.

  • Brian

    I was good friends with Aaron back in highschool and post highschool when he lived in columbia. I’m shocked by all of this and am sad/sorry the family, he was a real good decent nice guy and a great friend. I will miss you Arron

  • Elise

    Fox 2 get it together!!! Have some respect and at least write an article that defines the situation appropriately. Your lack of accurate grammar and missing words make you look dumb.

  • Sean

    Does Fox2News not have a copy editor or SOMEONE who checks the “product” before it is made public?! This “news story” is an embarrassment to everyone and anyone who has ever had a job in the media industry. A tragedy like this needs to have someone who cares about it and how it is presented to the public.

  • Norma

    My heart breaks for this family. You never know what a person is dealing with and to comment so harshly about another human being is just hateful. I hope I never have to deal with something so devastating in my life as this poor family is. My prayer is for them to feel some compassion from at least some of us. May God be with them through this sad time. I never knew this young man but my thought and prayers are for all those who knew and loved him.

  • Janelle

    Aaron was one of my closest cousins growing up. Thank you to everyone who has shared kind words. To others with less than honorable comments, please refrain. It isn’t appropriate to be discussing the private matters of someone you don’t know on a public forum in such a disgraceful way. This is a difficult time. Please honor Aaron and his family by choosing uplifting words.

  • Remar

    Janelle. I’m so very sorry for your loss. It looks like that jerk who was posting the rude comments is gone and those comments have been deleted. I’m so glad to see that! Aaron’s family and friends are in mourning and do not need to see anything but honorable comments.

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