Suicide on Hoover Dam Bridge Shines Light on Las Vegas’ Dirty Secret

Suicide on Hoover Dam Bridge Shines Light on Las Vegas’ Dirty Secret

Captured literally moments before she plunged to her death below, a moving tourist caught this last photo of Heather Price Papayoti and her taxi by accident and turned it in to police (Image: Francesca Bosco)

Beyond the endless glare for the bright neon lights and the sounds of slots, cocktail eyeglasses and sexy encounters, lies a much, much darker and grimmer reality in Sin City: a seldom-reported fact and one that many resort hotels go out of their way to keep out of the media is the specific amount of suicides committed in nevada, often following a last weekend of debauchery and with as much tragic motivations as life itself has to offer. These suicides are not always related to anything that happened in vegas, mind you; but the town of Neon seems to represent to many people a spot to see life off, for whatever reasons.

In reality, several research reports have unearthed that nevada is the # 1 destination of choice for people to kill themselves within the U.S.

Hotels Do What They Can

Obviously, there is no way that is real hotels to stem this constant stream of life lost, as generally the deed is done from inside a hotel room, with as many methods utilized as the reasons themselves for the suicides. The thing resorts can and almost always do is allow it to be extremely difficult to fling oneself from the resort space screen, however; either making them difficult or impossible to open; or making tho (more…)