The Wichita Eagle is reporting that Richard Schroeder was found lying his his driveway last night with head injuries. His death is currently being investigated and law enforcement has described it as "very suspicious."
"During his career as a U.S. marshal, Schroeder provided court-ordered protection for abortion provider George Tiller during 1991's "Summer of Mercy" anti-abortion protests.
For a significant part of Schroeder's career — first as a marshal and later as a private detective — he helped provide security for Tiller, a nationally known late-term abortion provider and perennial focus of anti-abortion protests and threats. Tiller was fatally shot at his Wichita church this summer.
Schroeder, who lived in Newton, also has operated a private investigation business in the Wichita area."