Thursday, May 1, 2008

D.C. Madam Deborah Jean Palfrey Ends Services

Police were Thursday investigating the apparent suicide of the woman dubbed the "DC Madam," recently convicted of running a prostitution ring with a high-end client list including U.S. lawmakers. A police spokesman said authorities had found the body of a woman believed to be Deborah Jeane Palfrey, in a small shed outside her mother's mobile home in the Florida town of Tarpon Springs.

"Handwritten notes were found on scene that describes the victim's intention to take her life, and foul play does not appear to be involved," said police Captain Jeffrey Young.
Palfrey was convicted last month of federal racketeering charges for running the prostitution ring, and was awaiting sentencing in July. She had previously assured others that she wasn't planning to commit suicide.


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