Autopsy of Williamson County man reveals death by self-inflicted gunshot wound

By Gus Bode

The autopsy conducted on a Williamson County man found dead in the bed of a truck early Tuesday morning revealed that he died of a self-inflicted single-gunshot wound to the chest.

The autopsy of Randal S. Yancey did not indicate foul play, according to a Williamson County Coroner Mike Burke. Yancey was the husband of Melissa Yancey, a dispatcher for the Williamson County Police Department.

His body was found in the parking lot of the Pin Oak Motel, 1200 Pin Oak Drive, in Carterville.


An inquest will be scheduled at a later date.