Theresa, I'm sorry for your lost. Yes, the police dept. typically releases the note. I wasn't aware that my daughter had written one, until the detective on the case informed me. It was comforting to know she had written one saying goodbye to us. This was 16 yrs ago and my daughter was 15yrs old. They found the note when they arrived at our home. I was so out of it when they arrived, I hadn't thought about a note at that time. I was pleased to know one was written, it helped in the healing process.Theresa, My daughter was also 15 when she committed suicide. It has been 12 yrs. now. Some days it feels like yesterday!! The pic I used for this profile is a pic of her. All we can do is take one day at a time and try and concentrate on our present lives and the loved ones that are still here! Her friends stayed in contact with me, and that helps a lot! I love remembering the funny times and hearing about the stuff I never knew til afterward!!
I am not sure but I think it is with the "evidence", I think you should be able to get a copy of it. I was lucky that my brother left his drivers license on the kitchen counter for identification and he hid his note in a drawer so that only we found it. Each state is different but I think if you keep asking you can get a copy of it, I know the note had helped quite a bit but I don't think we will ever understand it all.
Thank you everyone for your help and encouragement. I recently received a call back from someone in the Detective Division. I was told that the note they found on Charles should have been in with his other things that were released to me by the Evidence Dept. She told me that she will look into the matter to see if it can be located.
You should be able to get that note. Even if it is a copy of it. If the police dept is done with their investigation, this should not be a problem.