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Lebanon City Councilman Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

Councilman Jeremy Lamar was found dead of an apparent gun shot would to the head at a cemetery outside Lebanon Thursday morning.

LEBANON, Ind. -- A Lebanon City Councilman was found dead of an apparent suicide Thursday morning.

Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Ken Conley says Councilman Jeremy Lamar was found dead at around 11:00 a.m. in a cemetery outside Lebanon. 

"[He was found at] Brown's Wonder Cemetery, which is located just outside of Lebanon," Conley said. "The incident summary states 'death investigation regarding self inflicted gun shot wound to the head."

Lamar, a 16-year Council veteran, had already decided not to run for re-election, according to Mayor Matt Gentry.

"I was shocked and saddened to hear of the unexpected death of Jeremy Lamar," Mayor Gentry said in a statement. "I extend my deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to the Lamar family and friends."

Lamar leaves behind an elementary-school aged son and a teenage daughter. Lamar had been married and divorced twice.

The Boone County Sheriff will lead the investigation into Lamar's death.


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