Sarah Kershaw


Age: 49

former reporter for the New York Times who covered real estate, the Pacific Northwest, and New York city schools when she joined the Times in 1995 as a news clerk writing articles about city schools and New Jersey on a free-lance basis, who was known for her ability to spot trends and produce quirky feature articles, but who experienced chronic pain from a neurological condition called occipital neuralgia in recent years and moved to the Caribbean in 2014 to focus on her health and free-lance journalism.

Cause of Death: Suicide by asphyxiation

Born: January 12, 1967

Died: February 22, 2016

Sosua, Dominican Republic