Police believe Butler County man shot himself in head

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Police believe a Butler County man found dead in his truck near his burning cabin on Wednesday morning shot himself.

State police in Butler County identified the victim as David L. Helbling, 62.

Troopers found him in his pickup outside his home on Beaver Dam Road in rural Clay Township after firefighters responded to a fire there at about 12:30 p.m.

Troopers believe Mr. Helbling set the cabin on fire and then shot himself. A pistol was found next to his body in the truck.


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