The Commercial Appeal

Sister says deputy tormented brother


MOSCOW — The sister of a 19-year- old Pullman, Wash., man who committed suicide last weekend is seeking an apology from an Idaho sheriff’s deputy she says harassed her brother via Facebook in the days before his death.

Alise Smith said her brother’s decision to end his life was his own, but she believes the comments that Andrew Cain received about arrest warrants in Latah County became too much for him.

The sheriff ’s office Facebook page included a “wanted poster” and a post congratula­ting Cain on being the county’s most wanted person of the month for June. Smith said a deputy also sent private messages to her brother on Facebook. Sheriff Wayne Rausch did not immediatel­y reply to an email and phone message seeking confirmati­on of the private messages.

Cain shot himself Sunday.

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