Coroner: Investigation of chief's death continues

Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 7:36 a.m. CST; updated 10:15 a.m. CST, Thursday, December 12, 2013

HUNTSVILLE — Randolph County Coroner Gerald Luntsford says the investigation into the death of a mid-Missouri police chief is not over.

Luntsford said 64-year-old Huntsville Police Chief William Stuck died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen but he has not determined how the shooting occurred. Stuck died Nov. 27 at his home, reportedly while getting ready for work.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Randolph County Sheriff Chief Deputy Nevin Turner said this week that Stuck's death had been ruled an accident.

But Luntsford says he has not made that ruling. He said he's still waiting to receive the gun and for other results before closing the investigation.

Luntsford said it could be a few more weeks before his ruling.

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