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Tennessee lawmaker dead in apparent suicide

Westmoreland
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KINGSPORT, Tennessee (CNN) -- An investigation was under way Wednesday night into the apparent suicide of state Rep. Keith Westmoreland, police said.

Westmoreland reportedly was under police investigation for alleged incidents of indecent exposure. A note had been found, police said, but its contents were not immediately released, according to a statement from Mark Addington, Kingsport's police chief.

Westmoreland's body was discovered in his home about 8:25 p.m. by his brother and a son who called 911 and reported Westmoreland had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

"The preliminary investigation indicates that the wound was self inflicted," the statement said.



 
 
 
 







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