New Castle News

August 2, 2011

Body found in building on city's South Side

Debbie Wachter Morris
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A man whose body was found on New Castle’s South Side Monday committed suicide, authorities said.

Samuel Teolis, Lawrence County deputy coroner, said Robert E. Womer, 53, of New Castle, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was found late yesterday morning inside a building at 329 E. Long Avenue.

Teolis said the neighbors had noticed something out of the ordinary and called 911, and New Castle firefighters went into the building and found him.

According to Coroner Russell S. Noga, an autopsy is to be performed Tuesday.

(Reporter Debbie Wachter Morris’ story will be published in Wednesday’s edition of the New Castle News.)