Clayton Cops Say Schweich Pondered Suicide Before

AP) – Investigators say Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich had talked for years of taking his own life but left behind no suicide note when he fatally shot himself several weeks ago.

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton said Tuesday that they’re nearing the end of their investigation and have found nothing to suggest the death of the Republican candidate for governor was anything other than a suicide.

Although Schweich had been prescribed two-dozen different drugs for such things as pain relief and Crohn’s disease, toxicology tests showed there were no illegal drugs in his system.

Also Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced plans to appoint Democrat Nicole Galloway – a county treasurer – to fill the job. She would serve the remainder of Schweich’s four-year term, which began in January.

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