Police probe possible link between Kevorkian and man's death
March 19, 1997
LIVONIA, Michigan (CNN) -- Police are investigating whether a body discovered in a motel room in a Detroit suburb is linked to assisted-suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Responding to a call from the motel's manager, Livonia police officers found the body of 43-year-old Albert Miley, a quadriplegic. Attached to the body was a note with Miley's name and a request for someone to contact his attorney, Geoffrey Fieger. Fieger also is Kevorkian's attorney.
When asked if Kevorkian had helped Miley end his life, Fieger told CNN, "Mr. Miley was the only one who helped himself ease his pain and suffering."
On March 7, Fieger said 59-year-old Helen Livengood of Richmond, Virginia, who had chronic arthritis, took her own life at the Hilton Suites Hotel in Romulus, Michigan. Fieger would not say if Kevorkian was involved in Livengood's death.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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