Suicide victim’s sister says deputy harassed him



MOSCOW, Idaho — The sister of a 19-year-old Pullman 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 says her brother’s decision to end his life was his own, but she believes the comments that Andrew Cain received over his arrest warrants in Latah County became too much for him to handle.

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.

Sheriff Wayne Rausch says it has never been his policy to editorialize in media releases about wanted suspects.