Fairfield Man’s Death Ruled Suicide
On February 8, 2016, an autopsy was performed at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner by Michele Catellier, MD (Associate State Medical Examiner) on the body of Richard Hendershot, age 56. Mr. Hendershot was found deceased inside his Fairfield, Iowa, home following a reported fire at his residence on February 7, 2016. The cause of the death was determined to be from a gunshot wound of the head. The manner of death will be certified as suicide.