Former mayoral candidate dead of apparent suicide

Coroner Clayton Cobler confirmed the death.

“He was found in the woods, left a note,” said Cobler. “We’re 95 percent sure he shot himself.”

Cobler said there was a disturbing scene at Durant’s home, where officials searched for clues.

“They’ve called in MBI, Homeland Security, the bomb squad and everything else because this guy had bulletproof vests, flamethrowers, a pressure cooker with all kinds of shrapnel in it,” said Cobler.