FBI Agents Raid Home of Suicide Kit Maker
On Wednesday morning, 91-year-old Sharlotte Hydorn answered a knock on her door to find nearly a dozen FBI agents outside. The agents reportedly raided the suicide kit maker’s home, seizing her computer, sewing machine and kit supplies.
FBI Agent Darrell Foxworth would not confirm the contents of the warrant, but Hydorn told The Associated Press that she was being accused of mail fraud.
Hydorn, of El Cajon, Calif., was thrown into the spotlight just a few months ago after a 29-year-old Oregonian named Nick Klonoski used one of her kits to end his life in December. Klonoski had ordered the simple kit, which contained a hood and tube, through the mail.
Earlier this month, Oregon senators unanimously voted in favor of passing a bill that would ban the sale or marketing of suicide kits.