Updated: 06 Sep 2009
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Sapulpa Herald, Creek Co., OK
NEIGHBORS FIND MAN'S BODY
MANNFORD - A 90 year-old rural Mannford man died Wednesday from an apparently
self- inflicted gunshot wound, Creek County Sheriff Doug Nichols said.
Neighbors found the body of Ellsworth Smith at his residence near Mannford about
5:18 pm, Nichols said.
Smith had made statements to neighbors a few minutes earlier that "left a
real heavy impression" that he intended to commit suicide, Nichols said.
The neighbors called deputies after Smith made the statements, but Smith
apparently shot himself once in the head before authorities could intervene,
according to Nichols.