Death of Deborah Palfrey

March 18, 1956 - May 2008
Tarpon Springs, Florida | Age 52

'D.C. Madam' dead at 52
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A woman convicted of running a high-end prostitution ring in Washington, D.C., committed suicide in a Florida Gulf Coast town on Thursday, police said.

The body of 52-year-old Deborah Jeane Palfrey was found hanged in a shed near her mother's manufactured home, police in Tarpon Springs said. Palfrey left a suicide note but police did not disclose its contents. Police said Palfrey's mother found the body.

A federal jury convicted Palfrey two weeks ago of running a prostitution...

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