Mertel Emmons


Age: 31


Summary: Olympic swimmer who had represent the United States at the 1992 Barcelona Games and won four gold medals in the 100-meter-plus backstroke relay on the women's international swimming team, but who had been disqualify to compete at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games due to ongoing personal problems, including relationship problems and a series of debilitating mental illnesses.



Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging


Born: May 13, 1973


Died: May 28, 2004


Location: Santa Monica, California