Merck Chemist, Charged with Dumping Cyanide in Public Water Supply, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide | Newtown News of Interest |

Two months after he was charged with dumping poison in public water (read about it here), Richard O’Rourke reportedly has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A chemist from Warrington charged with dumping a poisonous chemical in a Bucks County storm water inlet has been found dead, police say.

Officers Tuesday afternoon discovered the body of 60-year-old Richard L. O’Rourke inside his home along the 2800 block of Highland Road during a well-being check requested by a neighbor, Warrington police said in a CRIMEWATCH post.

The neighbor asked police to check on O’Rourke because he had not been heard from since Sunday and was reportedly unhappy with his life, according to police.

O’Rourke is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.