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KBI report rules in death of Wellsville man

By The Herald Staff | 5/30/2014

WELLSVILLE — A Kansas Bureau of Investigation pathologist report Thursday classified a 58-year-old Wellsville man’s death as an “unattended death with no suspicious circumstances,” John Blair, Wellsville police chief, said.

At 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Wellsville police officers, Franklin County sheriff’s deputies and Franklin County Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound in a home in the 200 block of West Third Street in Wellsville. Law enforcement officials discovered the body of a Wellsville man, Blair said.

WELLSVILLE — A Kansas Bureau of Investigation pathologist report Thursday classified a 58-year-old Wellsville man’s death as an “unattended death with no suspicious circumstances,” John Blair, Wellsville police chief, said.

At 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Wellsville police officers, Franklin County sheriff’s deputies and Franklin County Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound in a home in the 200 block of West Third Street in Wellsville. Law enforcement officials discovered the body of a Wellsville man, Blair said.

Authorities on Wednesday identified the deceased man as Kevin Scott Moherman.

KBI and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators assisted the Wellsville Police Department with the investigation, and a KBI crime unit processed the scene for evidence. The KBI was called in to assist because circumstances surrounding the death were suspicious in nature, Jeff Richards, Franklin County sheriff, said Wednesday.

After the subsequent investigation was completed, a KBI pathologist report Thursday indicated Moherman’s wound was self-inflicted.

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