By Bill Spinks


wspinks@waxahachietx.com


The search for a murder suspect from Tarrant County ended on Saturday morning with the discovery of the suspect’s body in Midlothian.


Mark Bowen Stanush, who was wanted by the Keller police in connection with the shooting death of his ex-wife, was found dead inside his vehicle, a 2019 Toyota Tundra, at the Wal-Mart in the 400 block of North U.S. Highway 67 at 11:22 a.m.


Midlothian police Capt. John Spann said in a statement that Stanush’s death occurred from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and Keller police confirmed it later on Saturday. The truck was still running with its windshield wipers on when shoppers made the discovery.


"Midlothian investigators are working in cooperation with Keller Police investigators to complete the investigation," a statement from the Midlothian Police Department said.


Stanush, 59, was being sought in connection with the death of his ex-wife, Teresa Anne Salyer. According to Keller police, Salyer, 58, was fatally shot on the night of June 16 at a home in the 500 block of Manchester Court in Keller.


According to Tarrant County court records, Salyer filed for divorce in August, days after Stanush was arrested on a family-violence assault charge.