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Attorney died of 'accidental asphyxiation'

Original post made on Aug 28, 2007

An autopsy has revealed that Menlo Park attorney Daniel J. Weiser, 48, died of accidental asphyxiation by hanging, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault reported Monday.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 27, 2007, 5:46 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Arnold Durham, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Aug 28, 2007 at 12:00 am

May he rest in peace.


Posted by sarah Pacatte, a resident of another community
on Aug 28, 2007 at 7:17 am

I am very sorry this family lost a loved one.. I know the pain of that as well. I lost my 13 year old son Gabriel. Gabriel died as a result of the 'Choking Game'. Although not AeA, it is still 'breath play' and it has been killing for many, many years. It is not something new.
I can imagine the shame associated with this. What I cannot imagine is keeping it quiet. This killer has been kept 'quiet' long enough. Gabriel's bad choice and my ignorance killed my son. It has killed many sons and daughters.
Ignorance in anything but bliss.....
Sarah Pacatte, Gabriel Mordecai's mom

Web Link

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We are a non profit, ground breaking organization leading the way in educating, informing, and warning on the dangers of 'self asphyxiation.


Posted by Lynn Gordon, a resident of another community
on Aug 28, 2007 at 6:36 pm

Let it be known that Danny Weiser was a wonderful, sweet, good person. He was kind and generous and did many fine deeds throughout his life. May he be remembered as the brilliant attorney, writer, music-lover, history buff, righteous political analyst, hilarious charades player, and zany wit that he was. Most importantly, remember that Danny was a loving husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and dear friend to many. A special light has left our world. Those of us who loved Danny will carry him in our hearts forever. Remember the family. -Lynn Gordon


Posted by Caren, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Aug 29, 2007 at 9:59 pm

I do not understand what happened here. If it was accidental asphyxiation by hanging--what does that mean? If a person hangs themself don't they intend to suffocate and die?


Posted by resident, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 4, 2007 at 9:53 pm

This link gives one possible explanation for accidental hanging. Unfortunately, it's far too common, especially among adolescents.

Web Link


Posted by cindy tamayo, a resident of another community
on Oct 17, 2007 at 11:49 am

to me kids that play the choking game are in serious danger and we should do something to help them


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