Gary Welsh wrote about the victory of Donald Trump just a few days before he decided to end his life.
He was discovered in his Indianapolis apartment around on Sunday with a gunshot wound. Police ruled Welsh’s death a suicide, but have not released any details about what may have motivated it.
One friend, attorney Jim Klimek, said Welsh’s mood had been “deteriorating” in the past few weeks. Welsh was facing financial struggles, in part because he spent so much time blogging that it cut into his struggling law practice.
“His blog and his practice of law were kind of bifurcated. One was just eating up the other,” said Klimek, who said he worked across the hall from Welsh.
Klimek added, “Gary was an outsider, to the extent that it made him feel more isolated than he was.”
Just days before he was found dead, Welsh, 53, filed a final post for his blog, predicting Trump will win the Hoosier State’s GOP presidential primary Tuesday.
But his post took dark turn, even for a piece discussing a Donald Trump victory.
“If I’m not around to see the vote results, my prediction is that Trump wins Indiana with just shy of 50% of the vote,” Welsh wrote.
Two readers seemed confused or concerned about his cryptic comment.
“Btw, Gary, should we read any foreboding in your words about ‘if you are around for the election results’. Take care of yourself, please,” one user named Marycatherine Barton wrote under Welsh’s post.
Welsh wrote thousands of posts about local and national politics on his blog.
“My purpose in creating this blog is to inform all Hoosiers about: the impact the denial of liberty has on their fellow citizens; who is behind these efforts; and what we can do to thwart their efforts,” he wrote in his introductory post.