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Russell Armstrong's Family

He Was MURDERED

9/6/2011 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Russell Armstrong
's family isn't buying suicide as the cause of death ... they believe he was murdered, and they're putting a private dick on the case.

Although the L.A. County Coroner ruled Russell's death was a suicide by hanging, sources close to the situation say the family is convinced ... Russell's money problems caused him to get involved "with the wrong people."  They believe Russell may have screwed someone over out of desperation and that person or persons retaliated by killing him.

We're told the family is in the process of hiring a private investigator.

Russell Armstrong Death

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121.

Tami    

I know its hard for family to accept that a loved one took the easy way out but it happens. Depression can take you all the way to hell! Either get help or fight it on your own if you are strong enough, but nothing is worth suicide! Suicide is perminate, problems are temporary!!!!!

1050 days ago
122.

sky    

sorry for their loss but it was murder all right-- self murder so ...

1050 days ago
123.

MandyMac    

Some families just have a hard time accepting the truth. Very sad.

1050 days ago
124.

JW    

I think the daughter did it for taking away the puppy.

1050 days ago
125.

Brianna Pianettini    

dont they mean detective?
Not ****?
they're putting a private **** on the case.

dont believe me?
look for the phrase I put above in the paragraph..

1050 days ago
126.

tyler    

She obviously found out their insurance doesnt cover suicide

1050 days ago
127.

chartman    

i know you are greiving for your son, but you have to realize he did this to himself. he was a very sick man at the time of his hanging himself. no one commits suicide while completly sane. so sorry for your loss. please don't spend what money you have on this unless you quite wealthy.

1049 days ago
128.

chartman    

i know you are greiving for your son, but you have to realize he did this to himself. he was a very sick man at the time of his hanging himself. no one commits suicide while completly sane. so sorry for your loss. please don't spend what money you have on this unless you quite wealthy.

1049 days ago
129.

SuspiciousMind    

Why didn't Taylor get suspicious when he didn't show up for dinner? Read the report. It says he told his friend that he was going to have dinner with his wife. Two days later she didn't even bother to pick up a phone and be like??? Why'd you stand me up? Are you dead or something? She ******* killed him.

1037 days ago
130.

SuspiciousMind    

Ask Taylor why Alan Schram killed himself. Ask her if he ever worked for the Israeli government. SHE KNOWS HE WAS A SPY. MOSSAD.

1037 days ago
131.

Sapall    

I hope they find his killer

974 days ago
132.

megan    

i think he was murdered. it happened after he threatened someone about talking about him...but i don't think it was that person that did anything. i think it was someone else in that group that thought he was going to be a possible threat to sue them. at the last dinner when everyone was talking about taylor and someone said that she'll probably go back to him, someone muttered "not this time"...and i think he did it...

911 days ago
133.

bird    

It was murder. He screwed some bad folks for loads of money and they whacked him and his buddy. No suicide note?

908 days ago
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