NEWTON — Authorities today are investigating the "very suspicious" death of a Newton man identified by sources as Richard Schroeder, a retired former U.S. marshal who has worked as a private investigator.
A statement from Newton police this morning did not name the 62-year-old man who died, but sources including his wife, Rowena Schroeder, told The Eagle that it was Richard Schroeder who died.
According to a statement from Newton police this morning, about 9 p.m. Thursday the man's wife came home in the 1000 block of Boyd and found her husband lying in the driveway.
She discovered that he had head injuries and called 911. An ambulance took him to Newton Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
"The death is being investigated as very suspicious," the statement said.
Authorities asked that anyone with information about the case call Newton police at 316-284-6030.
The death also is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Harvey County Sheriff's Office and the Harvey County coroner.
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