COUNCILMAN SUICIDE: Police Had Child Porn Tipoff

It’s news that has left the small community of Zearing in shock.

Last month, City Councilman Scott Frank committed suicide in the basement of his home.

Friends describe Frank as “top notch” and a “real nice guy.” But, police say he killed himself just hours after investigators searched his house and apparently found child pornography.

According to police reports, two high school students went to Frank’s house on September 16th.  The boys were playing on his computer when they say, “a bunch of pictures of naked little boys came up”.

Hours after police searched Frank’s house and seized his computer, Frank was found dead in his basement of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

Story County Sheriffs Deputies do not believe there are any local victims and they are closing the case.