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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.

gkuhl    

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

377 days ago
32.

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.

377 days ago
33.

Warren    

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

377 days ago
34.

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.

377 days ago
35.

Pam    

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

377 days ago
36.

Will    

He had a window? WOW

377 days ago
37.

Sharon Garcia    

flippen perv

377 days ago
38.

Jazzy    

Coward..

377 days ago
39.

Your mom    

This guy is a celeb?

377 days ago
40.

HngBlkBtm    

So he came and went at the same time?

377 days ago
41.

I'm out :-/    

inconclusive evidence, I think its suicide

377 days ago
42.

Knight    

Or was it from his cellmate Big Bubba

377 days ago
43.

Mr. Pukey    

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

377 days ago
44.

Nayoko8462    

What a freaking weird-o

377 days ago
45.

Toxicprincess    

He got off on torturing girls and obviously himself.. If that's what killed him. That is Karma at its finest.

377 days ago
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