Originally published February 18 2015
Third banker mysteriously dies this year, joining 36 banker deaths from 2014
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) A third international banker has died mysteriously since the first of the year, following an unusual amount of deaths among the financial professionals -- 36 -- in all of 2014.
As reported by Zero Hedge, the latest casualty is Chris Van Eeghen, 42, of Amsterdam firm ABN Amro, who reportedly committed suicide, though it came as a major shock to most who knew him. What's more, Van Eeghen is the fourth ABN Amro banker to "commit suicide" in the past few years.
As further reported by Quote magazine, the suicide of Van Eeghan -- who was head of corporate finance and capital markets -- "startled" his friends and colleagues, who all said he "had a great reputation" at work, had come from an "illustrious family," and briefly enjoyed national fame as the boyfriend of a famous model/actress.
As one colleague noted, "He was always cheerful, good mood, and apparently he had everything your heart desired. He never sat in the pit, never was down, so I was extremely surprised. I can not understand."
A plot or - not?
Zero Hedge reported that one of Van Eeghen's colleagues noted recently that his job title on his Facebook page was prefaced by the word "former."
Again, in all, 36 bankers and financial pros died last year, and that has a number of observers shaking their heads, including Rick Moran over at The American Thinker website:
This is either the most interesting case of coincidental deaths or one of the most evil plots in modern history.
Western bankers are dropping dead all over the place - most of them youngish and in good health. There appear to be an unusual number of suicides and "unexplained" deaths.
Last year, 36 bankers died. There have been 3 already this year, including the latest - a Dutch financier who worked for Amro bank.
So, Moran and others are asking, is this some sort of plot or conspiracy? Maybe -- but again, maybe not. Banking is a high-risk, high-stress profession, especially international banking, the level most of those who have died recently reached. It is a profession with more than an average number of suicides, as Moran noted.
"No evidence of foul play"
So what's going on? In all likelihood, it isn't a plot. Banking -- especially at the level that most of these bankers had reached -- is a stressful occupation with more than the average number of suicides.
"It's also logical that such stress could lead to an early death due to heart attack or stroke," Moran notes further.
And thus far, there is no evidence of foul play; no one has been charged with murdering any of the bankers, at least officially.
"So either the plotters are spectacularly competent in fooling authorities, or there is nothing fishy at all about these deaths," Moran notes.
Other media are also keeping an eye on the growing tally.
On February 18, 2014, the New York Post reported that a third JPMorgan finance professional, 33-year-old Li Junjie, had leapt to his death, jumping from the 30-story roof of the financial giant's Hong Kong office.
The paper reported in its online editions:
Li Junjie recently told a colleague he was under heavy work-related stress, a police investigator said.
Shortly after lunch on Tuesday, the JPM banker went to the roof of the downtown building. Police came to the building and tried unsuccessfully to talk him out of jumping, according to one local report.
The authorities said no suicide note was found.
About a month earlier, Gabriel Magee, 39, a vice president with JPMorgan's corporate and investment bank technology arm in the UK, jumped off the roof of the bank's 33-story Canary Wharf business tower in London.
And Feb. 3, "Ryan Henry Crane, 37, a JPM executive director who worked in New York, was found dead inside his Stamford, Conn., home," the Post reported.
We'll keep an eye on this evolving story here at Natural News.
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