Laughlin suicide attempt leads to Kingman homicide investigation

A suicide attempt in Laughlin has led to a homicide investigation in Kingman, Arizona, Mohave County Chief Deputy Sheriff Rodney Head said.

Richard Polaski of Kingman tried to kill himself with sleeping pills Tuesday at a Laughlin casino.

Polaski, 62, told casino security and Metro police that he had killed someone in Kingman, Head said. He repeated the information when he was transported to a hospital in Bullhead City, Head said.

Polaski was arrested when he was discharged from the hospital and transported to Kingman where he was booked into jail.

Head said Polaski has indicated he stole money from a man for about a year and that he ended up killing the man. Blood and other evidence collected inside one home supported the homicide confession, Head said.

Authorities plan to excavate a possible burial site, but await the return of a property owner who is out of town, Head said. Further details are withheld pending the ongoing investigation.

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