Investigators in Fond du Lac County have released an updated statement on the death of state Senator Rick Gudex.
The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner’s Office have concluded that Senator Rick Gudex died of what appears to be a single gunshot wound to the chest. Preliminary investigation indicates the wound was self-inflicted. The Senator’s boy was found at approximately 1:34 a.m. in the Town of Eden, Fond du Lac County. Further follow up investigation as well as toxicology results are pending.
Gudex was 48 years old. A Republican, he was elected in 2012 to the 18th state Senate District which includes Fond du Lac and Oshkosh. He was not seeking reelection.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald released the following statement:
“I was deeply saddened to hear this morning of the passing of Senator Rick Gudex. Rick will be deeply missed by his Senate colleagues; our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”
Prior to his service in the state Senate, Gudex served as Mayor of Mayville from 1998-2000, and served on the Fond du Lac City Council from 2009-2012.