A railroad employee found the well-dressed body of a young man in a corner of an empty boxcar behind the Union Pacific depot. In the jacket pocket were an empty pillbox and a billfold identifying the youth as—and then it published his name.—When the body was moved, a suicide note was found. It read:
Dear Dad, dope ruined my life and took away my happiness forever. I thought I was experiencing life. I found out it was death. I hope to God people taking dope find what I found in it sooner than I did. Goodbye, Dad. Your son, love, Ricky.