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Ariel Castro

May Have Died From

Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation

10/10/2013 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Convicted Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died by pulling a David Carradine ... hanging himself while masturbating -- an act known as auto-erotic asphyxiation -- according to a new investigative report that was just released by the prison.

Castro was discovered in his cell by prison guards Sept. 3rd ... hanging from a hinge in the window of his cell ... with a bed sheet wrapped around his neck.  His death was initially ruled a suicide.

The report reveals Castro died with his pants and underwear pulled down around his ankles ... which raised the possibility of auto-erotic asphyxiation ... according to the report.

And there's more ... prison officials found an open Bible in Castro's cell ... which was opened to John Chapters 2 and 3.  They also discovered pictures of his family ... arranged in poster-board fashion.

At the time of his death ... Castro was just a few weeks into a life sentence ... for kidnapping three women and holding them in captivity in his house for a decade.

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31.

Carolan    

It sounds like the prison justice system works pretty quickly for the really evil ones like this guy was.

322 days ago
32.

gkuhl    

Bastard died happy.... and we thought he was suffering.

322 days ago
33.

bart    

Hey don't photograph yourself having sex knowing it might get out. This woman is a complete no talent. Thinks se is some kind of singer. She will learn fast nobody cares about her singing. She is a rich spoiled girl. That is it. Just like a Kardashian. Both are spoild rich people. If her last name wasn't Hilton you think she would be an actress or singer. The answer is NO. The radio people did nothing wrong. The joke is on you Paris.

322 days ago
34.

Warren    

If he had a happy ending, there should ne evidence to support their belief.

322 days ago
35.

texangirl64    

I think the Guards killed him.. I have quite a few friends who are prison guards for the Texas Prison System and I know how they like to screw with the inmates and rough them up. I do not have a doubt in my mind they killed him.

322 days ago
36.

Pam    

I felt sympathy for a split second which was a split second too long,

322 days ago
37.

Will    

He had a window? WOW

322 days ago
38.

Sharon Garcia    

flippen perv

322 days ago
39.

Jazzy    

Coward..

322 days ago
40.

Your mom    

This guy is a celeb?

322 days ago
41.

HngBlkBtm    

So he came and went at the same time?

322 days ago
42.

I'm out :-/    

inconclusive evidence, I think its suicide

322 days ago
43.

Knight    

Or was it from his cellmate Big Bubba

322 days ago
44.

Mr. Pukey    

Too bad they didn't also find someone's fist shoved up his a$$.

322 days ago
45.

Nayoko8462    

What a freaking weird-o

322 days ago
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