Apparent suicide investigated

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department is investigating what appears to be an apparent suicide.

Department reports show that deputies responded to the 6200 block of Hemstreet Road, at the Stringtown Access, about 11:30 a.m. Monday, after an unidentified caller reported an apparent suicide at that location.

Deputies found a white male on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. A handgun was found nearby.

The man’s car also was found at the scene, and deputies said an apparent suicide note was inside.

The man’s identity was being withheld until the next of kin can be notified.

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