TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a woman has killed herself after faxing a letter telling her mortgage company she would be dead by the time they foreclosed on her house.
Police say Carlene Balderrama also left a note telling her husband and son they should take any life insurance money from her death and use it to pay for the house.
The mortgage company notified authorities, who found the 53-year-old woman’s body Tuesday.
Investigators in the city south of Boston say Balderrama used her husband’s rifle to kill herself about 90 minutes before her home was to be sold at auction.