a self-inflicted gunshot wound:
Authorities said a family member called police to Jackson's apartment to check on him Sunday night after being unable to reach him. Officers entered the apartment, in the 900 block of Southwest Boulevard in Jefferson City, and found Jackson dead in his bedroom.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry or struggle. The investigation is open and an autopsy is planned for today, but authorities said their initial assessment indicates. Jackson killed himself.
Jefferson City Police Capt. Doug Shoemaker would not comment on the time of Jackson's death, nor of the location of the wound. He said the department was not releasing any more information until the 11:30 a.m. press conference.