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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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ragu4u    

He just wanted to hang out and meet his beat!

323 days ago
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Paddy    

Don't matter how he did it but he's in hell now where he belongs, Choking to death for eternity. Burn in hell *******

323 days ago
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