Thursday, February 26, 2015

State Auditor Schweich dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that State Auditor Thomas Schweich, who was scheduled to be in Joplin next Tuesday to release the audit of the Joplin R-8 School District, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound:

Schweich was taken to a St. Louis-area hospital Thursday after what his office initially described as "a medical situation" that occurred at his home in Clayton.

Earlier, a police source said Schweich had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but the initial statement from Schweich's office said only that he was being treated.


"He is receiving treatment at a local hospital," the earlier statement said. "We ask for respect and privacy for him and his family during this time."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, so sad. And he was coming here to announce the audit results Tuesday.....

Anonymous said...

Praying for his family! This seems very convenient for joplin power players though. Wouldn't be the first they've handled for threatening their livelyhood now would it.

Anonymous said...

This sounds too fishy. This doesn't make sense. Who did this to him? Who has something to hide in that report?

Anonymous said...

If you have to ask "who has something to hide?" You have been out of town without any type of communication.

Jacobo Oviedo said...

Sounds like the beginning of a new "fiction" novel.

Hope Town USA.
Hell on Earth.


A story about a school district so corrupt it will do what ever it takes to keep their name clean.

kitty chiwawa said...

His staff that works with him on these audits are more than capable of presenting their findings...I'm very much saddened when anyone commits suicide, he seemed to have put plans in motion for a promising future.