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Missouri auditor apparently killed himself with single gunshot, police say
Missouri auditor apparently killed himself with single gunshot, police say

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died Thursday, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot, police said. There was no immediate motive for the apparent suicide, Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said in a televised news conference. The shooting took place only moments after Schweich set up an interview with the Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, according to both news outlets. The Post-Dispatch said Schweich on Tuesday morning confided to Editorial Page Editor Tony Messenger that he believed that John Hancock, the newly elected chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, was spreading false information that he, Schweich, was Jewish. That...

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