Dec. 12, 2004

Gary Webb commits suicide Obituary: Gary Webb, prize-winning investigative reporter By Sam Stanton and Sandy Louey -- Bee Staff Writers /Published 2:15 am PST Sunday, December 12, 2004/ [Excerpt] Gary Webb, a prize-winning investigative journalist whose star-crossed career was capped with a controversial newspaper series linking the CIA to the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles, died Friday of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, officials said. Mr. Webb, 49, was found dead in his Carmichael home Friday morning of gunshot wounds to the head, the Sacramento County Coroner's Office said Saturday. He left a note, but officials would not disclose its contents. The Bee's Sam Stanton can be reached at (916) 321-1091 or

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