Gunman’s Autopsy Reveals Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound as Cause of Death

Augusta, Maine – An autopsy report on the gunman responsible for the tragic shooting that claimed the lives of 18 individuals in Lewiston last October has revealed that Robert Card passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. However, the report does not specify the exact time of his death.

The autopsy further confirms that Card was discovered at 7:45 p.m. on October 27, 2023, in a trailer at Maine Recycling Corporation in Lisbon, marking an end to a two-day-long manhunt. A statement released in November of the same year suggests that Card likely died eight to 12 hours before being found.

Despite revelations from The New York Times and WMTW-TV regarding the final autopsy report, which highlighted the timeframe of Card’s demise, the report itself does not explicitly include this detail. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has chosen not to comment on the report’s content or share it publicly, citing privacy concerns and regulations in Maine.

Card’s family also shared the full autopsy report with a journalist from The New York Times, shedding more light on the circumstances surrounding his death. It is anticipated that additional details concerning the autopsy and Card’s passing may surface in the coming week, as members of the medical examiner’s office are scheduled to provide testimony before the commission investigating the tragic shooting.