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September 4, 2013

Suicide touches chickasha dining staple

CHICKASHA —

Chickasha Police Chief Eddie Adamson confirmed Theresa Payne of Chickasha died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound yesterday. 

Officers responded to the report of a gunshot victim near Paw Paw's Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 3.

Adamson said a suicide note was found during the investigation. 

Paw Paw's was closed on Wednesday, but posted this status on their Facebook account, "We are currently closed due to a death in the family. We will be back open soon. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for their concerns, prayers and well wishes."

The release states officers taped off the scene and contacted the medical examiner’s office who arrived and transported the body to the state morgue for autopsy as is required for all gunshot victims.

Family report the victim had been depressed over various personal issues recently, according to Adamson, foul play is not suspected.

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