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Rock musician’s brother leaves suicide note in cabin

December 11, 1997 GMT

CECILVILLE, Calif. (AP) _ The 60-year-old brother of rock musician David Crosby left a suicide note in a remote cabin in the Northern California mountains and hasn’t been seen since, authorities said.

``By the time you read this, I will be dead _ gone home to my Alaska,″ said the note from Ethan Crosby. ``Please do not search for my body. I want it to return to the earth unmolested by uncaring officials ... Give my deep love and gratitude to David and all my friends.

``My last words: I love you all. Go Wild!″

Crosby was last seen Nov. 5, Siskiyou County sheriff’s deputies said this week. He is the caretaker of a cabin near the Trinity Alps Wilderness, a rugged area some 250 miles north of San Francisco.

Robert Menzies, a friend, found the note on Nov. 29 and reported it to deputies, sheriff’s spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp said.

Deputies hiked to the cabin Friday, but could not find Crosby. They planned to use a helicopter and dogs to search when weather permits.

Gravenkamp said she has spoken to David Crosby, who has called to inquire about the search.

The musician, who has acknowledged that decades of drug and alcohol abuse were the reason for his 1994 liver transplant, is a member of the group Crosby, Stills and Nash, whose hits include ``Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,″ ``Marrakesh Express″ and, with Neil Young, ``Teach Your Children″ and ``Our House.″

Before Crosby, Stills and Nash was formed, Crosby was a member of the Byrds, whose hits included, ``Mr. Tambourine Man,″ ``Turn Turn Turn″ and ``Eight Miles High.″

Crosby was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash this year.