Richard Swanson

 

 

Age: 42

 

Summary: Oregon murder witness who was slated to testify in the upcoming April 2010 murder trial of his 56-year-old landlady Hazelynn Stomps (who was accused of the Jan. 30, 2009 fatal shooting and dismemberment of her 60-year-old husband Gerald Stomps), who told investigators that he saw smoke coming from the couple's nearby property as the woman allegedly burned her husband's dismembered body but was never a suspect in the case despite rumors that he was somehow involved, and who suffered from anxiety, health issues, and a long history of depression that had caused him to attempt suicide in the past.

 

 

Cause of Death: Apparent suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: July 14, 1966

 

Died: June 10, 2009

 

Location: Corbett, Oregon