Autopsy confirms death a homicide

Saturday, December 22, 2001

Daily American Republic

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- An autopsy confirmed that a man discovered on a Butler County roadside was a victim of homicide.

Randy E. Waltman, 38, of the 800 block of Cole Avenue, was killed by two gunshots to the head and one in the abdomen, said Butler County Coroner Larry Cotrell.

Authorities had reported that Waltman was shot with a large-caliber handgun around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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