Missouri officials to mourn death of Auditor Schweich
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Many of Missouri's top officials are planning to join mourners at a memorial service for Auditor Tom Schweich.
The Tuesday morning service is to be held at an Episcopal church that Schweich attended, not far from his home in the St. Louis suburban of Clayton.
The 54-year-old Republican auditor fatally shot himself last Thursday in what police describe as an apparent suicide. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
Schweich had won re-election in November to a second, four-year term. He announced in January that he was seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2016 and was preparing for a tough primary against Catherine Hanaway, a former Missouri House speaker and U.S. attorney.
Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth is to speak at Schweich's funeral.