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Brundidge police identify man found dead Wednesday

The man whose body was found behind a standing wall on city property near the nutrition center in Brundidge on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Graham Judd Goodwin, 68, of 916 Tennille Road, Brundidge.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said Graham was reported missing on May 6 by his brother who had not heard from him in several days.

“Some kids who were going to the city ballfield came to the police station at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday and said they had found a body over near the brick wall that has been left as a city landmark,” Davenport said. “I arrived first on the scene and saw it was a man.”

Davenport said the Brundidge Police Department was assisted in the investigation by Jon Folmar, assistant district attorney and Jerry Williams, Pike County coroner.

“During the investigation, money was found in the victim’s pocket,” Davenport said. “That was an indication that he probably had not been robbed. We also found a .22 caliber revolver at the scene. The money and the revolver, along with information that the victim purchased a pistol at Jackson Hardware on Thursday, is leading us to believe he died as the result of a self-inflicted wound.”

However, Davenport said the incident is still under investigation and no actual cause of death has been determined.

Anyone with information that could be beneficial to the investigation is asked to call the Brundidge Police Station at 334-735-3333.