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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Police: Missouri auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The spokesman for the Missouri auditor's office left a note before he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound late Sunday, about a month after his boss killed himself, police said Monday.

Robert "Spence" Jackson was found dead in his home in Jefferson City after police responded to a well-being check, police spokesman Capt. Doug Shoemaker said. He said investigators found a note in Jackson's apartment, but he declined to detail what it said.

Jackson's boss, Auditor Tom Schweich, fatally shot himself at his home on Feb. 26, shortly after telling an Associated Press reporter he wanted to go public with allegations that the Missouri Republican Party chairman told people he was Jewish. Schweich, who was Christian, said he perceived the remarks to be part of an anti-Semitic whispering campaign against him.


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