Third Banker, Former Fed Member, "Found Dead" Inside A Week

Tyler Durden's picture

If the stock market were already crashing then it would be simple to blame the dismally sad rash of dead bankers in the last week on that - certainly that was reflected in 1929. However, for the third time in the last week, a senior financial executive has died in what appears to be a suicide. As Bloomberg reports, following the deaths of a JPMorgan senior manager (Tuesday) and a Deutsche Bank executive (Sunday), Russell Investments' Chief Economist (and former Fed economist) Mike Dueker was found dead at the side of a highway in Washington State. Police said the death appeared to be a suicide.

Via Bloomberg,

Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a highway that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. He was 50.


He may have jumped over a 4-foot (1.2-meter) fence before falling down a 40- to 50-foot embankment, Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer said yesterday. He said the death appeared to be a suicide.


Dueker was reported missing on Jan. 29, and a group of friends had been searching for him along with law enforcement. Troyer said Dueker was having problems at work, without elaborating.


Dueker was in good standing at Russell, said Jennifer Tice, a company spokeswoman. She declined to comment on Troyer’s statement about Dueker’s work issues.

But as Michael Snyder noted recently, if the stock market was already crashing, it would be easy to blame the suicides on that.  The world certainly remembers what happened during the crash of 1929...

Historically, bankers have been stereotyped as the most likely to commit suicide. This has a lot to do with the famous 1929 stock market crash, which resulted in 1,616 banks failing and more than 20,000 businesses going bankrupt.


The number of bankers committing suicide directly after the crash is thought to have been only around 20, with another 100 people connected to the financial industry dying at their own hand within the year.

Dueker had also been a research economist at the St. Louis Fed:

He published dozens of research papers over the past two decades, many on monetary policy, according to the St. Louis Fed’s website, which ranks him among the top 5 percent of economists by number of works published. His most-cited work was a 1997 paper titled “Strengthening the case for the yield curve as a predictor of U.S. recessions,” published by the reserve bank while he was a researcher there.

So, with stocks a mere 4% off their highs, are so many high ranking and well respected bankers committing suicide?

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Obama_4_Dictator's picture

Sorry got to report this - 


“He made valuable contributions that helped our clients and many of his fellow associates.”


Bullfucking easy a caveman can do it.  Just BTFD and the follow the Bernake, how much did he really contribute. Now that the Bernake pulled the punchbowls these losers don't know what to do......I don't like seeing people end themselves in this way - I would much prefer the Celente way.

WarriorClass's picture

Once the plan is initiated, you have to get rid of the minions who know where the corpses are buried.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Never get into a car with Fat Clemenza, if he's in the back seat.

TeamDepends's picture

Business is brisk at JP Morgue.

clones2's picture

I always seem to have better days when the DOW is down 200

Pladizow's picture

Reading about the corruption, lies, fraud, and theft is depressing enough, imagine living it!

Divided States of America's picture

Fucker took the easy way out....but at least he had some conscience of guilt

zerozulu's picture

If you blame "some one", you will be labeled "anti-s..." should I say antisystematic?

12ToothAssassin's picture

No gratuitous mention of "33" so Im betting its not related to the London JP Morgan "suicided" story.

Chief KnocAHoma's picture

Tyler - Any common ground among these three deaths?

Either the noose is getting tight or they see what lies ahead.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

No, really, he jumped, er.., with help. Really.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Neither a Borrower nor a Banker be.
- The Bard

BaBaBouy's picture

Too Many Bankers [rats] ??????????????


Calhoun coined the term "behavioral sink". Calhoun's work became used, rightly or wrongly, as an animal model of societal collapse, and his study has become a touchstone of urban sociology and psychology in general.[3]

In it, Calhoun described the behavior as follows:

“ Many [female rats] were unable to carry pregnancy to full term or to survive delivery of their litters if they did. An even greater number, after successfully giving birth, fell short in their maternal functions. Among the males the behavior disturbances ranged from sexual deviation to cannibalism and from frenetic overactivity to a pathological withdrawal from which individuals would emerge to eat, drink and move about only when other members of the community were asleep. The social organization of the animals showed equal disruption.
Supernova Born's picture

Fetal whistleblowers being aborted.

J S Bach's picture

When the Rothschilds start jumping out of windows... then we're getting somewhere.  (They won't because they don't have any conscience.)

spine001's picture

After studying economics as my fourth career (physics, medicine and engineering my first three), I had a very difficult time understanding how this guys could sleep at night, unless they were complete psychopaths, criminal minds style. Of course that I didn't pursue any job in economics, but stayed in my old fields, but ended up filled with repugnance at what special interests have made of this discipline.
So whether suicide or assassination, the point is that they couldn't live with themselves or among themselves.

GetZeeGold's picture





Don't fight the Fed fights back.

limit_less's picture

"before falling down a 40- to 50-foot embankment,"

You see it all the time, people rolling themselves down a hill to commit suicide. Only this morning I s..........

DaveyJones's picture

the winter weather in Seattle makes me suicidal too

Rafferty's picture

The guy in London was in IT.  Highly unlikely - though not impossible - that he'd have been up to bankster tricks.

john39's picture

how much IT is devoted to stealing and theft by the bankers?

fonestar's picture

Well these guys would have access to all their databases, exchange servers, etc.  So I would think their IT guys would be walking targets when things really go bad.

insanelysane's picture

The IT guys have access to all the emails and transactions at a bank and also access to the backups of that data.  Also, who do you think is running the algo world?

El Vaquero's picture

Only for ZHers and a few others.  If it gets to the point where the sheep are physically acting against bankers, they will likely be after the tellers and managers at their local branches first, and possibly some of the CEOs.  Too many are ignorant of what goes on, and, if SHTF, will just want to smash something. 

jkostzh's picture

I concur.  When SHTF you keep your head down and powder dry.  It's what happens after they "break stuff" that I get worried.



limit_less's picture

IT/software guys are ground zero for info on How, When and What

FeralSerf's picture

Why does anyone believe what the "Authorities" say anymore? How is it possible that they still have any credibility left?

Cicero: "Mendaci neque quum vera dicit, creditur" (a liar is not to be believed even when he speaks the truth)

"The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it." -- Dr. Josef Mengele

kchrisc's picture

"Why does anyone believe what the "Authorities" say anymore?"

Yup, assume it is all a lie and look for the agenda while continuing the stacking, stocking and smithing.


"Guillotines making the world a better place one bankster, pol and crat at a time."

A Nanny Moose's picture

IT are the eyes and ears of every organization. Their ability to know, or to find out, is exceeded only by custodial engineers.

Rafferty's picture

Yes, what you all say is true about access to information etc.  But speaking as an ex-IT guy who worked on banking and big pharma systems (the latter are even bigger crooks that the banks IMHO) I can't see how this knowledge would induce me to top myself. Bascially I wouldn't see it as my fault or problem.


Now as regards this knowledge being dangerous to TPTB, leading to passive  rather than active suicide, i.e.  getting the Michael Hastings treatment, well, as we say in Cork, that's a white horse of a different color.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

dude, I was hearing a conference about all the quants they have working there & they're all about equations, models & IT.
Know what? It was fucking MONSANTO, not even an HFT trading firm.
You think long & hard about that.

SilverIsKing's picture

If I knew I was the potential target of a "suicide", I would surely try do something to protect myself.

He could have tried to pull a Snowden or something along those lines.

vie's picture

More likely they had skeletons being held over them (ie. satanic pedophelia as they like to do), and simply gave them instructions on how to kill themselves before it came out and/or their families died in a horrible fire.

Moral of the story, don't join any satanic child molesting groups in exchange for success and power and you'll be fine.

New World Chaos's picture

Welcome.  I see you have recently woken up from the matrix and seen the giant harvesters in the distance.  Fear not, for you are here to help with the great reality-shift.

Lewshine's picture

Click! ...And the Dow has cut half its losses - Imagine of Ben off'd himself! ...To the moon ALICE!!!

vie's picture

Just for fun if you want to try to read into the possible "occult" symbolism around it:

I'm usually a bit suspicious when I see stuff like:

"He may have jumped over a 4-foot (1.2-meter) fence before falling down a 40- to 50-foot".

Someone felt the need to selectively convert one number to meters but not another, specifically involving what appears to be inconsequential speculation "he may have" (especially when 1+2=3).  Generally also look for repeated numbers, like he was 50 years old, and jumped 50 feet.  You'll generally see these things hidden in things like 40-50 feet, rather than just saying "about 45 feet", or "over 40 feet"... which doesn't use the numbers they want.  Similarly with selective numeric conversions, or terms like "greater than X", or "about X ...", fitting the wording to the numerology they want to use.

Date and times are pretty much always significant for occult activity.  He went missing on Jan. 29, 01/29 = 2+9 = 11   According to the numerology 1 signifies begining/initiation, 9 signifies ending/sacrifice, 2 duality required for birth/progress, 11 is a "master number" that signifies a threshold to reaching a higher level of spirit and/or enlightenment, when you add numbers together it indicates "potential".  

Put in context of the event you could interpret the date as:  

"An event which signifies initiation of progress (through sacrifice), creating the potential/power to achieving the goal."  The number 11 commonly signifies twin pilars, a sort of spiritual threshold that must be passed.  (You can see info on Tarot cards for more info on that.)

I didn't recognize anything too occultish with the names, other than Tecoma, where he lived and where it happened, is derived from the indian name for "Mountain that is God" and "Mother of the Waters".  Water being highly worshiped for it's role in birth and creation.  "Russell", seems to be a name use by figures in association with the occult.  (Ruse-ll? or a corruption of Rue-sell?)  Rusell is supposed to be one of the names used by the "bloodlines".  Not surprising there's a set of market indexes we're all familiar with by that name with a specific meantion of Russell 3000 in this case.  The other reference perhaps is to the St. Louis fed: You can read more on Saint Louis here:  He appears to have legislated against Jewish Usury (ironic for the St. Louis Fed?) And was invovled in crusades with Syria and Egypt.  All of that may or may not be relevant, just possible implications being subtly referenced for the narrative.  Indian words/names and Saints in particular are common in occult messages.

The fact that two of the bankers jumped/fell to their deaths is suggestive of Fallen Angels.  Falling from 40-50 feet may also be significant in terms of 4 signifying pemenance or foundation, and 5 generally signifying our lower/beast nature, can also signify protection from adversaries/death (ie. the pentagon).  This also may suggest an intention to sacrifice/bring the bankers down, and anyone "in the know" should get out before the fall.  Having three banks off themselves also creates a leading narrative that there is a general sense of shame and guilt amoungst bankers, which will serve subconsiously to reinforce the rage of the masses (not just ZHers).

From what I understand, bankers didn't actually jump from buildings during the 1929 crash, that was more of a rumor...  Changing dates or facts to fit some desired narrative is another sign of occult activity.  ie. America was founded 1776, supposedly the same year as the Bavarian Illuminati... oddly George Washington didn't become president until 13 years later.  If you're asking yourself, if people really plan out all these numbers ahead of time, I suspect the answer is when they can, and may not have control of how it's presented through the media.  In general it's more about making the numbers fit the desired occult narrative.  What's important is what you percieve conciously or subconciously, and what's communicated to other's "in the know"... not what really happened.

Read into it what you will.  I usually just take it with a grain of salt, but it is interesting to see if the common themes play into an overall narrative.  Like the warnings of 9/11 and the imprint on the currencies, if you can identify them ahead of time you might be able to get a general sense of where things are headed.  Or you might just spend a lot of time reading into things that don't really mean anything.  But like they said in The Matrix, when you see a black cat twice in a sort of deja vu, it's a good indication something's about to go down.


duffelpud's picture

E-lev-en.  It's 'one more'.

Jam Akin's picture

As in Spinal Tap's amps...pure evil...

LuchadorChumba's picture

Aye aye aye, Eleven suggests 'El' and 'Eve'. 

El is also known as 'Il', while 'El's reverse is 'La'

'Eve' is the coming of the light, which 'Il' 'lum' inates the angles that create all 'things'.

It's in our brain language, constantly reinforcing duality.

Viva El Luchador!

palmereldritch's picture


And not just in the news and finance but more ostensibly in the realm of pop culture you will find the obvious manipulation of the sub-conscious around ritual sacrifice and numerology... as in the recent Grammy awards when 34 gay couples were scheduled to be married but at the last minute and without explanation that number became 33...add to that the Katy Perry witchcraft during that 56th Grammy Awards and it’s all getting WAY too obvious.


Should be interesting to see what they have planned for the Superbowl half-time’s really becoming a tradition...Until then we have this great award show to highlight the Luciferian’s accomplishments in pop music for 2013...


New World Chaos's picture

You guys might like this article on all the 11's connecting the 9/11, Madrid, and Fukushima false flags.

Or this one on all the Masonic symbolism in the JFK assassination

Or this one about a nasty 2011 Super Bowl halftime surprise that may have been thwarted by conspiracy researcher David Chase Taylor:

palmereldritch's picture

Interesting links NWC.

There's a great resource here at Vigilant Citizen (if you haven't checked it out already) which always seems to provide new insight decoding the now undeniable and relentless Luciferian attempts at media mind control


New World Chaos's picture

Thanks for spreading awareness of the luciferian agenda.