We have a follow-up to the story we reported on Monday about a Kirksville man who failed to show up for his federal trial in Illinois.
KTVO has learned that Colin Shields, 38, was found dead last Thursday. Authorities told KTVO Shields committed suicide at a home just outside Kirksville where he had been staying.
Shields had been scheduled to appear last Thursday during jury selection for his trial in federal court in Urbana, Illinois. He was charged with stealing more than a half-million dollars from his grandmother.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said that when the office receives a certified copy of Shields' death certificate, the charges will be dismissed.