MARATHON COUNTY, WI. (THECOUNT) — Neena Pacholke, a Wisconsin news anchor who committed suicide last month, sent suicidal text messages to a friend and her ex-fiancĂ©, right before she fatally shot herself.

Pacholke, 27, A WAOW News 9 anchor, killed herself inside her Wausau home she purchased in July with her ex-fiancé, Kyle Haase.


According to the police report, police were dispatched to the couple’s residence after receiving a call from a friend requesting a welfare check. The friend claimed Neena was “making suicidal comments via text message.”

By the time Police arrived at her home, Pacholke had already shot herself in the head with a handgun.

Police say they found a receipt showing she bought the firearm 90 minutes before killing herself.

According to TMZ, Pacholke’s text read:

“He [Kyle] told me he hates me and will feel like a million bucks once I am out of his life.”

She also sent a last text to Kyle — who broke things off with Neena just 7 weeks before their wedding — saying, “I`m so sorry to do this to you but I can’t handle any of this pain anymore.”

Pacholke’s Google searches the night before also showed her looking up ways to end her life.

Pacholke played point guard at USF from 2013 to 2016. The school’s women’s basketball team said following her death last month that it was heartbroken over her passing.