Ninety minutes after joyful news anchor Neena Pacholke purchased a firearm from a Wisconsin gun store, she pulled the trigger and ended her own life.
Before she killed herself with a handgun, she sent a text message to a trusted friend that would later serve as her suicide note. The message described how Pacholke’s fiancé was cheating on her and how he “hated” her and would be glad to know that she had ended her own life with a blast from the recently purchased firearm.
Fiancé Kyle Haase, who was apparently cheating on the bubbly news anchor, broke off the engagement just seven weeks before the scheduled wedding day. The relationship ended after a tumultuous two-year courtship that was filled with frequent fights and Haase’s relentless cheating ways that tore up Pacholke’s psyche.
In one instance, Pacholke told a trusted friend that she returned to the home that she shared with her fiancé Haase only to find a pair of strange panties. Pacholke was found dead of a gunshot wound in the $390,000 house she shared with her fiancé, which they recently purchased in the Wisconsin suburb of Wausau.
In the minutes before Pacholke’s suicide, she notified a friend, who immediately called 911. Although the trusted friend acted swiftly and asked the 911 dispatcher to send police to perform a welfare check on the Wisconsin news anchor, authorities arrived too late. When they made it out to her home, they found her already dead because she had committed suicide.