Missing Killeen man died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted at 8:10 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 16:26:13-04

A Killeen man who was found dead died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to officials. 

According to the Bell County Sheriff's Department, 28-year-old Christopher Lee's death was ruled a suicide by a gunshot after a preliminary autopsy report. The final report is still pending from the Southwest Institute of Forensic Dallas Office. 

A weapon was recovered at the crime scene with the body, and the investigation into the owner and purchase of the weapon has been forwarded to ATF for a tracking of the weapon owner/ purchase.

According to Killeen police, at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 29, they received information that 28-year-old Christopher Lee was missing. Lee was last seen on Friday.

On Aug. 30, police found a car Lee had been known to be driving at Chalk Ridge Falls Park at Stillhouse Hollow Lake. The car was not far from where the body was found. 

Killeen police said on Aug. 30 that what is believed to be Lee's body was found in a rural area of Bell County just after noon. 

Killeen police and the Bell County Sheriff's Department are conducting a death investigation. 

The body was found on the 1600 block of Shanklin Road in Belton. A ranch hand found the body near a creek on the property. according to neighbors. 

Lee's supervisor at Gold Medal Realty posted about the news on Facebook, stating that a memorial and celebration of life will be held in Killeen at 1002 E. Elms Road, Suite 104 in Killeen. 

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