The Jasper County coroner has ruled the death of a 60-year-old Joplin man a suicide by gunshot.

Police were called at 5:37 p.m. Monday to the 1200 block of East 24th Street after a family member discovered the body of Michael J. Womack inside his home. Coroner Rob Chappel said Womack is believed to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot and that no autopsy was ordered.

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