Missouri State Auditors office/UPI Missouri auditor Tom Schweich.
Missouri auditor Tom Schweich died today in an apparent suicide inside his Clayton home. The Republican gubernatorial candidate was reportedly hospitalized for self-inflicted gunshot before official statements from his office confirmed his death.
"What we know at this point suggests an apparent suicide," Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said during in a news conference this afternoon. He added that there is "nothing to support anything other than that at this point." He said Schweich died from a single gunshot wound.
According to the Post-Dispatch, a 911 call was placed from Schweich home at 9:48 a.m. reporting a gunshot wound. That was minutes after he'd left a voicemail with Post-Dispatch editorial page editor Tony Messenger requesting an interview in with one of the newspaper's reporters.More »