Freeborn, MN (Learfield Wire Service) - Waseca County authorities say New Richland Police Chief Scott Eads committed suicide Monday evening in rural Freeborn County. Officials are investigating, but Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag says at this point there’s nothing to suggest it’s anything but a sad and difficult situation. Eads leaves behind a wife and two young children.

The Waseca County Sheriff's Department issued the following statement.

"It is with heavy heart that we share news that Chief Scott Eads of the New Richland Police Department took his own life on the evening of Sept. 12 in rural Freeborn County.

"Chief Eads leaves behind a wife, Candace and two young children. Sheriff Milbrath has been in contact with the New Richland city administrator, and the Sheriff's Office will be handling all calls and police matters for the city of New Richland until further notice."

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