By Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on state Sen. Rick Gudex’s death (all times local):

2 p.m.

Fond du Lac County law enforcement officials say state Sen. Rick Gudex shot himself to death.

The county sheriff’s office and medical examiner’s office said Wednesday that Gudex “died of what appears to be a single gunshot wound to the chest.” The release says the preliminary investigation indicates the wound was self-inflicted.

Police say the body was found around 1:30 a.m. in the town of Eden.

The Republican state senator was elected in 2012 and was not seeking re-election this year.

Gov. Scott Walker, lawmakers and others who worked with Gudex all expressed their condolences with news of the 48-year-old’s death. There will not be a special election to fill the seat which will be vacant until January.


9:17 a.m.

The Fond du Lac County sheriff’s department says state Sen. Rick Gudex, of Fond du Lac, has died.

The sheriff’s department said in a press release Wednesday that it’s investigating Gudex’s death but foul play is not suspected.

The 48-year-old Gudex was not seeking re-election to the Senate seat he’s held since 2013.

According to his official biography, Gudex is married with two children.

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