Police: No clear motive in Missouri auditor's suicide

2 years 1 week 21 hours ago March 23, 2015 Mar 23, 2015 Monday, March 23 2015 Monday, March 23, 2015 10:03:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) - Police investigating the suicide of former Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich said law officers have no clear motive for why Schweich shot himself.

Clayton Police Lt. Don Bass told KMOX radio that detectives have been conducting interviews and searching through Schweich's text messages, emails and voicemails.

Schweich shot himself at his Clayton home Feb. 26, just minutes after telling a reporter he wanted to go public with allegations the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party had been telling people Schweich was Jewish. Schweich, who was Christian, also had expressed angst to friends over what he perceived to be an anti-Semitic whispering campaign.

Bass said "there's nothing to indicate a clear motive" and "there's no substance to the whispering campaign" based on evidence brought to the attention of police.

 

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