A retired American engineer died of an apparent suicide on Saturday inside his home in Noveleta, Cavite on Saturday, police said.
Thomas Paul Wheeler, 60, was found with a gunshot wound to his head at his home on 523 Ipil Street, Seaview Subdivision, Barangay San Rafael 2 in Noveleta, officer on case PO2 Ricky Cirilos said.
Initial investigation said that Wheeler’s sister-in-law, Edel Liporada, found him lying lifeless on the dining room floor at 6 a.m. Recovered from the scene were a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol, four rounds of live ammunition and one empty bullet shell.
Relatives said Wheeler was suffering from depression and had financial problems.