When reporting on suicide, the CDC advises against including the suicide method or overly positive descriptions of the deceased for fear of causing contagion.
Which gave Reporter Jane a problem in reporting on how her dad did what he did. She can’t mention the means, so readers will be left to wonder:
Was it a gun? A rope? A razor? Pills? Poison? A train? A hair-dryer?
And (according to the CDC), the mildly suicidal among them will begin to salivate.