MCSO investigating two county deaths

The Milam County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two deaths in the county.

On June 21, Milam County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of County Road 346 in reference to a medical call.  

According to the MCSO, upon arrival it was determined that an unresponsive Bruce Bode of Milano was discovered by family members inside the living quarters of a trailer at that location.  Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Sam Berry performed an inquest and ordered an autopsy of the body.  

With no clear indication at the scene to give a cause of death, deputies must wait for the results of the autopsy.

Chief Deputy Chris White said he did receive preliminary information that indicated that there was no evidence of injury that would lead investigators to believe foul play, however a final report including toxicology reports could take between 10 and 12 weeks. 

 On June 23, Milam County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to the 200 block of County Road 306 in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound.  

The MCSO said that it was determined upon arrival that a Mr. Robert Loehr succumbed to what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Gary Northcott performed the inquest and based on the evidence at the scene did not order an autopsy.  

The Sheriff’s Office concluded their investigation based on the information and evidence collected at the scene and with the cause of death being ruled suicide.