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Scientologist Lisa McPherson's tragic death

Title: Scientologist Lisa McPherson's tragic death
Date: Thursday, 1 May 1997
Publisher: Watchman Expositor
Author: Craig Branch
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The death of 36 year old Lisa McPherson while in the "care" of fellow Scientologists at the Clearwater headquarters has led to an ongoing investigation by Clearwater police and has been the focus of numerous stories in the Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, New York Times, local media, NBC Nightly News, and episodes on Inside Edition. Lisa's tragic story began when she joined Scientology upon high school graduation. But two weeks before Thanksgiving, 1995, Lisa "told friends that she was ready ... [Read the rest at]