David Kellerman, the Freddie Mac CFO who committed suicide this week, was told by HR to take some time off from work, shortly before he killed himself. The "job stress" scenario looks ever more likely.

Freddie Mac's HR chief reportedly told Kellerman to take a break because he was spending too much time at work. He never gave himself the chance, though.

Mr. Kellermann, who was 41 years old, had recently looked gaunt and tired, according to one person familiar with the situation, who added that colleagues believed he was spending too much time in the office. Other people who knew Mr. Kellermann say he was normally a jovial person who handled stress well.

Again: all theories, few facts so far. [WSJ]