We're all familiar, from mystery stories, with murders staged to look like suicides. But it happens the other way, too, and it happened in a spectacular way here in Illinois:
'Two months after Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was found dead, investigators call his death a "carefully staged suicide" to cover-up years of embezzlement.'
He fooled a lot of people. For a while. An expensive manhunt was conducted for his killers.
Had a big funeral where people praised him as a hero.
Now his reputation's dropped to zero.