Agent: Investor mutters "die" as run from law ends

QUINCY, Fla. (AP) - An Indiana investment manager who was beset
with legal and financial problems is in fair condition at a Florida
hospital today after being found with a slashed wrist.

Authorities say Marcus Schrenker staged a plane crash in an
apparent attempt to fake his own death and sped off on a stashed
motorcycle after bailing out of the plane over Alabama. He was
found at a northern Florida campsite yesterday and an investigator
says he was barely conscious.

Frank Chiumento, an assistant chief with the U.S. Marshals in
Florida, tells ABC's "Good Morning America" the suspect muttered
the word "die" when he was found bleeding from a seriously
slashed wrist and other wounds.

Schrenker was facing divorce, a state investigation of his
businesses and angry investors who accuse him of stealing as much
as millions of dollars in savings they entrusted to him.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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