Schweich death investigation continues; supporters still baffled

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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) - Clayton police continued its investigation into the apparent suicide of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.

Police chief Kevin Murphy said no information concerning Friday's autopsy would be immediately available. The earliest investigators might discuss new details in the case would be Monday.

Schweich was raising hundreds of thousands of dollars even on the day he died. GOP fundraiser Sam Fox had sent invitations to Schweich supporters for a campaign party at his home.

Fox said Friday the invitations arrived the day Schweich ended his life. By nightfall, Fox said donors who had not heard the news of Schweich's death had made big commitments.

‘‘A quarter of a million dollars, just incredible," Fox said.

Fox explained everyone knew it wasn't about Tom.

‘‘He didn't understand politics. He never did. What he understands is how to take a problem and solve it," Fox said.

A memorial service remembering Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich is now scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. The family says it will be held at the St. Michael and St. George Episcopal Church in Clayton.

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