Are these statements true about Suzanne Coleman found on Twitter? I tried searching her name, but nearly all results were about 'Clinton Body Counts'. She doesn't have a Wikipedia page.

Suzanne Coleman

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    The story has the typical style of a bad conspiracy theory: the Powers are extremely powerful and extremely incompetent at the same time. It is implied that Clinton hired an assassin to kill Coleman and make it look like a suicide; the assassin then chose to shoot her on the back of the head; the Powers then prevented the autopsy (which would have, what, determined that her elbow does not bend backwards?)...
    – Tgr
    Commented Dec 3, 2017 at 4:47
  • As a passing comment, I have found that all of these "I'm so-and-so and A CLINTON DID SOMETHING BAD TO ME" are sketchy at best.
    – rougon
    Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 23:51
  • The originator of the graphic didn't even take the trouble to spell her name right.
    – WGroleau
    Commented Jul 26, 2019 at 20:22

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Snopes mentions this as part of its FALSE "Clinton Body Bags" page:

15. Suzane Coleman — reportedly had an affair with Clinton. Was seven months pregnant at the time she was found dead of a gun shot wound to the back of the head, ruled suicide.

At the time of Susan Coleman’s suicide, Bill Clinton was her law professor. In 1992 an overzealous supporter of George Bush hired investigators to probe this girl’s 1977 suicide, and they found no evidence that she and Clinton had an affair. It was an old rumor and a baseless one, and even a determined attempt at muckraking turned up nothing to substantiate it.

There is an anti-Clinton site claiming to be the Clinton Memorial Library (the real library site is very different) which says

Suzanne Coleman had an affair with Bill Clinton when he was Attorney General in Arkansas. On 15 February 1977, she “committed suicide” with a gunshot to the back of the head. No autopsy was performed, but it has been alleged that she was seven-and-a-half months pregnant with Clinton’s child, although never proven.

So your claim is true to the extent that Suzanne Coleman's death was ruled a suicide. There does not seem to any evidence for the affair or pregnancy claims; if there had been then both these quotes would have said more

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    Was she shot in the back of the head? That seems to be clear-cut to fact check.
    – Chloe
    Commented Sep 30, 2017 at 19:34
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    Dear commenters: Note that I criticised the Snopes source, without having to resort to a political attack suggesting they were wrong, just because I my perceived view of their partisanship. Please remember we are not interesting in your political opinions.
    – Oddthinking
    Commented Nov 18, 2017 at 15:08
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    @Oddthinking I think you're applying way too high a standard for Snopes on this: There's no evidence in the original claims to support the allegation. It's one thing to suggest that a claim is not true; it's another to point out that people have looked into this, and that there's not even a rationale provided to support the claim being made. Commented Nov 18, 2017 at 17:41
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    Here's a 1992 UPI story about the Bush campaign distancing itself from Floyd Brown, who was fluffing the story: upi.com/Archives/1992/07/15/…: "The network said [Brown's] committee seized an anonymous letter mass mailed to news organizations alleging that Susan Coleman's 1977 suicide followed a love affair with her law professor, Bill Clinton, that left her pregnant. CBS said Coleman's family maintained there was no truth to this, and said reporters who had investigated the letter found it to be a nasty hoax." Commented Nov 19, 2017 at 17:00
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    Ironically, it's the pushing of claims like these, non-stop, that probably led to possibly legitimate claims (Juanita Broddrick?) being dismissed out of hand. Commented Nov 21, 2017 at 16:27

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