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BREAKING: Timeline Of Events Scrubbed In Apparent Suicide Of MO State Auditor And Voice Mail He Left Behind

Tom Schwiech died this afternoon of a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. Schwiech was a rising star in conservative and grassroots circles in Missouri and doing, what most would describe, as a great job as Missouri State Auditor. He also recently declared himself a candidate in the Republican Primary for Governor in 2016 running against Republican, Katherine Hanaway.

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AP and CBS News, as well as Star Tribune posted a time line of events known before his alleged suicide. Star Tribune has taken the story down but Daily Headlines has screenshots from the CBS News article.

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“Schweich called The Associated Press at 9:16 a.m. Thursday inviting an AP reporter to his home for a 2:30 p.m. interview and noting that a reporter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch also had been invited. An AP reporter spoke with Schweich by phone again at 9:35 a.m. to discuss the upcoming interview.

Schweich’s office released a routine audit of the Department of Corrections at 10 a.m. Then at 11:18 a.m., the auditor’s office said in a statement that Schweich had been taken to a hospital. Schweich’s office confirmed his death about two hours later.”

It is interesting to note that Schwiech called, at 9:16 a.m., two news outlets and scheduled interviews for later in the afternoon in anticipation of an audit to be released at 10:00 a.m. And shortly after 11:00 a.m. the auditor’s offices released a statement announcing he was taken to the hospital.

UPDATE: 11:05 p.m.: The St. Louis Post Dispatch published the audio of a voicemail left by Schweich inviting reporters to his home, this afternoon. There doesn’t seem to be any desperation in his voice, nor does there seem to be any sense urgency.

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