JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) - More information into the death of Spence Jackson has been released at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Jefferson City police released the content of a note found with the former media spokesman's body. Police say the note simply said, "I'm so sorry. I just can't take being unemployed again."
Jefferson City police did not provide the actual note or a copy of the original document. A spokesman for the police department simply read the contents to the media.
Jackson was the spokesman for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich. He was found dead in his Jefferson City apartment Sunday night with the note and a .357 Magnum revolver. This death comes just one month after Schweich was also found dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Jackson had been Schweich`s media director since May of 2011. He also held other key republican jobs in state government.
He was critical of Schweich`s political adversaries and even called for the resignation of Missouri`s Republican Party Chairman John Hancock. That came after allegations that Hancock was behind an anti-Semitic ‘whisper campaign’ that may have led to Schweich committing suicide. Hancock has strongly denied that accusation.
Schweich shot and killed himself at his Clayton home on February 26th.
Jackson's family wanted the note released to the public. Police investigating the death as a suicide. They don’t suspect any foul play. This is still an open investigation. Jefferson City police are working with Clayton police.