In a culmination to a harrowing week, the suspect of the devastating mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, was found dead on Friday evening, ending a two-day intense manhunt. The suspect, Robert Card, a 40-year-old US Army reservist, was accused of a shooting spree that claimed 18 lives and injured 13 others at a bowling alley and a restaurant on Wednesday.
Body Found by the River
State Public Safety Commissioner Michael Sauschuck informed the press that Card’s body was discovered near the Androscoggin River in the Lisbon Falls area, approximately 10 miles from Lewiston. The preliminary examination suggests a self-inflicted gunshot wound as the cause of death.
Maine Governor Janet Mills expressed relief at the news, emphasizing that the community can now start the healing process.
“Tonight, the city of Lewiston and the state of Maine begin to move forward on a long road to healing,”