Advertisement

Local News

News > Local News > Lebanon City Councilman Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

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.

(PHOTO: RTV6)

INDIANAPOLIS -- The bodies of three dogs were found dumped in a Near Eastside alley on Thursday, and Indianapolis...
WASHINGTON, D.C. --The U.S. House version of the Farm Bill passed in the House Thursday, by a narrow vote on 213-...
COLUMBUS, Ind.- -Columbus police are having a bit of fun as they try to find the person who owns 10 pounds of...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Foster families who care for abused and neglected children are calling on the state to step up its...
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- A former volleyball coach from Columbus was sentenced Wednesday on three counts of child...