Lewiston Gunman Robert Card Deceased Hours After Rampage, Medical Examiner Reports

Lewiston Gunman Robert Card Deceased Hours After Rampage, Medical Examiner Reports

Maine’s Chief Medical Examiner has determined that Robert Card, the gunman responsible for 18 fatalities in Lewiston, passed away 8 to 12 hours before his body was discovered. Card, 40, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, and officials have classified his death as a suicide.

The timeframe of Card’s death was estimated based on physical examinations postmortem, including the state of rigor mortis, according to the Medical Examiner’s office.

The shooting spree perpetrated by Card on October 25 resulted in 18 deaths and 13 injuries across a local bowling alley and a restaurant. Card’s body was located on October 27 in a trailer at the Maine Recycling Corporation’s overflow lot in Lisbon. This finding concluded an extensive manhunt spanning two days.

Despite previous searches at the recycling plant where Card was formerly employed, the overflow parking area had not been checked.

The full autopsy report’s release is pending permission from the next of kin and may take several months to be made public, per the Chief Medical Examiner’s statement.

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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