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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday June 23rd, 2015 :: 04:52 p.m. EDT


Body Located in River Identified

On June 19, 2015 at 4:15 PM the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office received a report about a body in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock.

The body was found by a fisherman.

After the body was removed from the river, it was determined to be James Jeffery Bradstreet of Braselton Georgia.

Mr. Bradstreet had a gunshot wound to the chest, which appears to be self inflicted.

Divers from the Henderson County Rescue Squad responded to the scene and recovered a handgun from the river.

Mr. Bradstreet’s body was sent to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for an autopsy on June 23, 2015.

The case is still under investigation by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
198 N Washington St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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Non-emergencies: 828-287-6247

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