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Maine mass shooting suspect found dead after aircraft, divers search river

A police officer taking part in the manhunt for a mass shooting suspect in Maine. Associated Press/Photo by Robert F. Bukaty

Maine mass shooting suspect found dead after aircraft, divers search river

Mass shooting suspect Robert Card was found dead at a recycling center where he had worked near the Androscoggin River from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said Friday night. The discovery came hours after aircraft, divers and sonar equipment were deployed to search the river. Card’s vehicle had been found near a boat dock on the river.  Maine Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Sauschuck said Friday morning that a note found by investigators on Thursday was of interest to the case, but he declined to discuss who wrote the note or its contents.

Who is Card? Card was declared a person of interest in the shooting and killing of 18 people on Wednesday night. Authorities said he was a U.S. Army reservist and weapons instructor. 

Dig deeper: Read Jennifer Bennett’s account in Roundups of the 2013 Navy Yard shooting.

Travis K. Kircher

Travis is the associate breaking news editor for WORLD.

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