Police say man's death in Battlefield, Mo. ruled as suicide

BATTLFIELD, Mo. -- Police in Battlefield, Mo. ruled the death of a man inside a home as a suicide.

A friend found the man's body inside the home off Farm Road 125 just south of Republic Road east of West Bypass. Officers responded to the home around 4 p.m. Monday. Officers asked for backup in the investigation after noticing things inside the home.

Chief Chris McPhail explained some things cause law enforcement to call for a more thorough investigation.