Prosecutors point to a torn-up note from a doctor as evidence that the copilot who killed himself and 149 other people when he crashed a commercial jet into the French Alps on Tuesday suffered from an illness.

The note excused 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz from work on the day of the crash. It was found during a search of his apartment in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The Guardian reports:

“Medical documents were found that indicate an ongoing illness and suitable medical treatment,” Düsseldorf prosecutors said in a statement.

“The circumstance that torn-up current medical certificates – also pertaining to the day of the act – were found, supports, after preliminary examination, the assumption that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and his professional circles.”

“Investigations as well as the assessment of the medical treatment documents will take some days. As soon as reliable findings emerge, we will inform relatives and the public.”

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— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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