Coroner: Maxwell Death a Suicide

From The Crutchfield County Courier

May 20, 1987

By Jerome Washburn, Courier Staff Reporter

The Coroner has ruled the death of Frank W. Maxwell to be a suicide. Mr. Maxwell, 62, was a World War II Veteran. He appeared to have shot himself as his .45 caliber service weapon was found near his body.

Maxwell’s services were last Saturday, but the Coroner’s report was released to the Courier this past Monday. The case of his son, Bobby Maxwell’s disappearance after a Halloween party with his classmates, is now infamous. Bobby, 10, was never seen again nor was his body ever found.

Mrs. Martha Maxwell asked that any donations be made to the local VA hospital in honor of her husband. Donations to the family can go to the Creek Christian Church in FCV c/o the pastor.