Belton Man Found Dead at Base of Cliff Committed Suicide
Police have released the cause of death of an elderly man whose body was found in Belton Lake Monday morning.
According to Temple PD spokesperson Shawana Neely, a preliminary autopsy revealed that 87-year-old Robert James McClure of Belton died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
Neely said detectives found a .38-caliber handgun at the scene where McClure was discovered.
McClure's remains were first spotted by boaters at the base of a cliff near 666 Centex Sportman Road around 9:30 AM Monday.