The Howard County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a subject at Athens
On May 5, 2012 at 5:55 P.M. the Howard County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from 1545 Hwy. 84 near Athens in reference to a self inflicted gunshot at the residence of Keith Whisenhunt. Umpire/Athens First Responders, EMS and law enforcement personnel were dispatched to the scene. Keith Whisenhunt w/m dob-12/11/1955 was found in the front yard of the residence deceased from a gunshot wound. John Gray, the county coroner, pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The Howard County Sheriff’s Department along with the Howard County Coroner’s Office consulted with the Medical Examiner Officer and determined that an autopsy was not needed.
Sheriff Butch Morris