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Last month, we reported that the Wisconsin news anchor Neena Pacholke had tragically committed suicide at the age of 27 just a few weeks before she was set to get married. Now, some chilling new details have emerged about her death.

Pacholke’s Final Texts

A police report that was obtained by Daily Mail states that Pacholke — who worked as an anchor for the Wausau-based WAOW television  anchor — killed herself with a handgun on August 27th, just 90 minutes after she bought it from a local weapons store. Just before she pulled the trigger, she texted her fiancé Kyle Haase that she could no longer bear “this pain.”

“I love you Kyle. I always have and always will,” she texted him. “Despite how much you ruined me, I always had hope. I’m so sorry to do this to you but I can’t handle any of this pain anymore.”

Haase was on his way to visit his mother in Minnesota with his children from a previous marriage when he received the text, and he immediately called police asking them to perform a welfare check on Pacholke. Sadly, officers arrived too late, as she was already dead from a gunshot wound to the head when they reached her home; finding the anchor’s body in a closet with the gun lying next to her.

Police found a receipt from Zingers and Flingers firearm store on the bedroom dresser, showing that Pacholke had spent $840 to purchase a 9mm handgun and a box of ammunition at 10am that morning. Three rounds were missing from the box, which was found next to the receipt.

Backstory: Wisconsin News Anchor Commits Suicide Six Weeks Before Her Wedding

Pacholke’s Fiancé Called Off Wedding

It’s been revealed that Haase had actually called off their wedding — initially scheduled for October 12 in Mexico —  just seven weeks before they were set to tie the knot. Their two-year romance had been extremely rocky and filled with fights and heavy drinking. Pacholke had even told a friend that she’d once returned to the house she shared with Haase to find an unfamiliar pair of women’s panties.

Pacholke’s phone history revealed that she had spent the night before searching for ways to end her life on Google. She’d also sent some texts to her sister that were nothing short of heartbreaking.

“[Hasse] told me he hates me and will feel like a million bucks once I am out of his life,” she texted her sister, adding that she was “broken.”

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Pacholke’s Friends Didn’t Like Haase

Pacholke’s friends said that she always seemed more invested in the relationship than he was. 

“They were always arguing, and it seemed like Neena was more in love with Kyle that he was with her,” one friend said. 

Pacholke’s friends were not fans of Haase, with one saying, “I never liked him.” 

“He was always the drunkest one at the bar,” another added. “He made good money and wasn’t afraid to let everyone know it.”

The month before the anchor’s death, police were called to a breast cancer awareness fundraiser at the Wausau Country Club that Pacholke and her fiancé had attended, where Haase was drunk and hostile. After reportedly winning a basket as a prize, Haase tried selling it to country club stockholder Corey Suthers — who was called a “piece of s—t” by Haase after refusing to buy it.

“He wanted his $2,000 back that he’d spent on a charity basket and when he didn’t get it, he started to throw out profanity and insults to me and everyone else inside the club,” Suthers recalled.

Pacholke Said Committing Suicide Is ‘Selfish’

Just a few weeks before her death, Pacholke covered a story about suicide on the news. Afterwards, she was overheard telling a co-anchor, “I just don’t understand how can anyone commit suicide? It’s such a selfish act. The person doesn’t realize how it affects everyone in their life.”

Pacholke’s family said after her passing that she had been suffering from mental health issues for years.

“She was getting treatment,” her mother said. “I’ll put it out there – she had been to the crisis center a couple of times. She had so many people here to talk to. She talked to people, but she didn’t want anybody to know how she was hurting so she didn’t talk until it got so bad.”

Pacholke’s death shows that you never really know what someone is going through when it comes to their mental health. Rest in peace, Neena Pacholke.

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