Body located in Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock identified - FOX Carolina 21

Body located in Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock identified

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CHIMNEY ROCK, NC (FOX Carolina) -

 The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said they received a report about a body in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on June 19. 

Deputies said the body was found by a fisherman. The body was removed from the river and was identified as James Jeffrey Bradstreet of Braselton, Georgia. Bradstreet had a gunshot wound to the chest, which appeared to be self inflicted, according to deputies. 

Divers from the Henderson County Rescue Squad responded to the scene and recovered a handgun from the rivers, according to deputies. 

Bradstreet's body was sent to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for an autopsy on Wednesday. The case remains under investigation. 

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