JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab says a man whose body was found at the scene of a house fire last month committed suicide by shooting himself. The fire was reported at 11 p.m. on Feb. 7 at a home on Missouri 43 just south of the Barton County line. The nearest community in that area is Nashville.
After firefighters put out the fire and sifted through the debris, they found the body of Bryon White, 50, of Oronogo.
The Jasper County Sheriff's Department says the lab's findings concluded the investigation.