played no role in the person’s death. In this situation, a suicide note may help make a death less suspicious. However, caution is still required.
A Word about the Police
In most countries, the police will only attend deaths that are ‘suspicious’. Sometimes the police will consider a death suspicious on the grounds that the person was either a member of Exit or because they left the Peaceful Pill Handbook lying close by.
Police will always use their discretion as to what happens next if a person has died at home.
While police are usually sensitive and respectful when attending a home death, it is pertinent to remember that they are there to do a job. The police may ask questions of the nature of illness of the person who has just died. If the suicide is obvious they will note the method used (if apparent). Details will then be forwarded to the Coroner’s office. However, if there is any suspicion in the minds of the police about the death, the questioning of those present may intensify. Be warned and be careful. The police are not your friend, no matter how friendly they may be to you.