WJHL.com - Ryan Loskarn, the former aide to Sen. Alexander facing child por

Ryan Loskarn, the former aide to Sen. Alexander facing child porn charges, found dead

Posted: Updated:
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Sen. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Sen.

DAVID DISHNEAU
Associated Press

SYKESVILLE, MD (AP) - The Maryland medical examiner's office says a former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hanged himself in his parents' home, just weeks after his arrest on child pornography charges.

Spokesman Bruce Goldfarb says Ryan Loskarn was pronounced dead in Sykesville, Md., shortly after noon Thursday.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says family members reported finding Loskarn unresponsive in the basement where he had been living.

Loskarn had been allowed to live with his parents while awaiting trial on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography. The 35-year-old also was required to be electronically monitored.


PREVIOUS STORY

SYKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - A former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has been found dead in Maryland, just weeks after the former staffer's arrest on child pornography charges.

The Carroll County Sheriff's office said on its website Friday that Ryan Loskarn was found dead Thursday in Sykesville, Md. Deputies say the preliminary investigation shows Loskarn may have committed suicide.

Loskarn had been allowed to live with his parents while he awaited trial on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.

The 35-year-old also was required to be electronically monitored while living with his parents.

Loskarn had been the chief of staff for Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee, for two years before his arrest. Loskarn was fired immediately after his arrest.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:23:15 GMT
    The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...
    There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry - just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl...
  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:13:28 GMT
    Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment. (Source: MGN) Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment. (Source: MGN)
    The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.
    Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the...
  • GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

    GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:13:17 GMT
    The House Republican campaign committee says it raised almost $10 million in March and has $31 million in the bank to defend the GOP's majority.
    The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.
Powered by WorldNow

338 E Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37601

Telephone: 423.926.2151
Fax: 423.926.9080
Email: news@wjhl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.