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Man Kills Himself in Front of Hotel Temecula

The apparent suicide was reported around 2:30 p.m. in the 42000 block of Main Street at the Temecula Hotel.

A man shot himself in the head in public view in Old Town Temecula today.

The apparent suicide was reported around 2:30 p.m. in the 42000 block of Main Street at the historic Hotel Temecula.

Dressed in a brown jacket and blue jeans, the bearded middle-aged man was discovered slumped in a rocking chair on the hotel's porch. He was bleeding from the head and a pistol was found in his right hand.

His identity has not been released and the sheriff's department is investigating.

More details to follow.

Paul November 04, 2011 at 10:45 PM
Yes but Temecula was rated the 2nd safest city ????
Local Resident November 04, 2011 at 11:06 PM
He shot himself, he didn't get shot and he didn't shoot anyone else.. Safety doesn't have anything to do with it.
Marti Scott November 04, 2011 at 11:22 PM
Main Street seems to adding to it's "unusual deaths" ghosts!
Cik Bast November 04, 2011 at 11:27 PM
lol...Paul...your an idiot. hehe
Sue November 04, 2011 at 11:38 PM
It's sad. Be grateful you have a life worth living.
Patty Duran November 05, 2011 at 08:16 PM
we all have lives worth living, personally I'm going thru some major things, one right after the other for months now. And When I've felt weak, I've had some great people there to support me. AS for me, I'm going to keep breathing.
Renea Broderick November 06, 2011 at 01:18 AM
The lives that are left behind to deal with this suicide will be the ones to suffer. I am sad for the man who felt to take his life but my heart is beyond sad for those left behind. Renea' Broderick
trenchf00t November 06, 2011 at 01:22 AM
Adrian Lee Lafave, age 50, from Bonsall R.I.P. Odd place to end one's life, there has to be more to this story.
trenchf00t November 06, 2011 at 01:38 AM
Facebook profile? http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000436829146&sk=info My sympathies to friends and family. Now his pain is theirs.
Brenda November 07, 2011 at 05:38 PM
Thank you for the facebook Trench. It provides a beautiful memory for this man, and insight to a small part of what he was all about. As a history buff myself I can understand his fascination with the ole west and all the wonders it still holds for those willing to search for them. Its however even more troublesome that suicide sneaks up on its victims who appear happy, successful and living life for all its worth. He has a wedding ring, he had a flight school and flew, he traveled to these wonderful places and was a good looking still young man. RIP Lee, and thank you for those beautiful videos on your facebook, GORGEOUS work and alot of feelings went into each one.
Mr. Lada November 07, 2011 at 06:13 PM
Here is a much better Facebook page for Lee: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000436829146&sk=info#!/AdrianLeeLaFave?sk=photos
Brenda November 07, 2011 at 07:19 PM
Beautiful picture videos Lee made. Encourage everyone to take a mment to watch them. Also in most videos is him in a old wooden rocking chair and when I realized this a chill went down my spine and through my body. Then in one video he refers to this video as: "Lee La Fave If all my future adventures to the south rim of the Grand Canyon were limited to no more than rocking in a well-worn, timbered chair on the front veranda of the historic El Tovar Hotel built in 1905, I would be satisfied. But, of course, then I'd have to be willing to give up going over the rim - a grim prospect!" Website: http://www.grandcanyonlodges.com/el-tovar-409.html Lee La Fave Share · November 28, 2010 He died in an old wooden rocking chair on the porch of a Historical Location.
Mr. Lada November 07, 2011 at 08:39 PM
I thought the same thing Brenda. Seeing him rocking in that chair at El Tovar was terribly sad. He knew exactly where he wanted to be.
T Taylor November 07, 2011 at 11:26 PM
He was my daughter's 4th grade teacher at Mary Fay Pendleton. She really enjoyed having him as a teacher. As a parent I liked that he shared alot of special extra info with the kids about Indians, adventures and american history. Such a smart man. May you rest in peace Mr. Lafave. You will be missed by many children and parents. Thank you for the gifts and knowledge you gave my daughter. I still remember the soft clay indian that you made that was given to her at the end of the year.
Brenda November 08, 2011 at 01:32 AM
TT those are the best of teachers, actively involved in what they are teaching. It helps hold the interest of the child to also interesed in the subject so much. I had a 9th grade History teacher, Mr. Spain, he was Fantastic. He wore actual costumes, weapons for time period he was teaching. Lord I am nearly 52 now so that has been many years ago and to this day I remember him dressed in costumes and me sitting there enthralled by all he taught and acted out for us himself, and through videos and pictures. Mr. Spain was always there early and always there late for anyone who needed extra help on his subject or others. He one time offered to help me in drafting and he did, and I got it!! LOL But these are the teachers Like my Mr. Spain and your daughters Mr. Lee who go not only the extra mile but the extra country and use visuals they collect, pictures, real items that children can relate to instead of just reading out of a book. Just like a clay Indian :) Who knows why he did this, but he has obviously touched so many lives on this earth including children through his love of teaching and exploring. Always remember to tell those you love, you love them everyday, and try to keep family members close especially as we grow older and all move in different directions. RIP Lee, and I will always enjoy all your videos someone was nice enough to bring to us here on the Patch. They tell a story back to 2009 when you began them and God Bless to your loves ones.


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