Friday, June 27, 2014
Suicide possible in case

A 70-year-old Marathon man is missing and detectives say he may have committed suicide.

Jim Pierce, owner of Marine Power Systems, left a note found by his girlfriend at 9 p.m. Wednesday stating he was headed to the old Seven Mile Bridge to kill himself, reports state.

Coast Guard and state wildlife officers searched for Pierce Thursday morning. Dispatchers received a call the same time the girlfriend called by people on the bridge who found shoes and a loaded handgun.

The incident remains under investigation.