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Doctor under investigation found dead

A suspended doctor in Northern Kentucky who was under investigation for the deaths of 14 patients was found dead on March 26. According to a county coroner, they do not suspect that there was any foul play involved in the death of 69-year-old Dr. Gary Shearer.

An ongoing hearing was being conducted by a medical board when the doctor’s body was found inside his son’s home. Shearer had been suspended in 2012 following an intensive investigation after 14 of his patients died of overdoses. After reviewing the records of the patients’ fatalities, the medical board found that Dr. Shearer had committed several lapses in his practice.