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Police: Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide

 

FILE  - In this Jan. 24, 2002 photo is Robert "Spence" Jackson in Jefferson City, Mo. Jefferson City police said Monday, March 30, 2015 that Jackson, a spokesman for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a month after the state auditor also killed himself. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2002 photo is Robert “Spence” Jackson in Jefferson City, Mo. Jefferson City police said Monday, March 30, 2015 that Jackson, a spokesman for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a month after the state auditor also killed himself. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say the spokesman for Missouri auditor’s office left a note before his apparent suicide, which came about a month after his boss killed himself.

Jefferson City Police spokesman Capt. Doug Shoemaker said Monday, Mar. 30, that 44-year-old Robert “Spence” Jackson died Friday evening or early Saturday at his apartment.

Shoemakers says investigators found a note, but he declined to say what it said.

Jackson’s body was found Sunday evening after police responded to a well-being check. Police say they believe he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Shoemaker says Jackson’s mother called police Sunday after not being able to reach him.

Jackson’s boss, Auditor Tom Schweich, fatally shot himself last month at his home in what police also have described as a suicide.

 

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