by Scott Creighton
On June 19th, the Rutherford County sheriff’s office received a report from a fisherman who said he spotted a body floating in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock, N.C.
The body was later identified as that of Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet of Braselton, Georgia.
The body displayed a single gunshot wound to the chest and divers later recovered a pistol from the river.
Officials immediately declared it “appears to be” a suicide but their investigation continues.
This information, reported by Fox Carolina, is just about the sum total of coverage Dr. Bradstreet’s death has received from the so-called “legitimate press”
Let me see if I got this right: a working doctor taking care of patients with autism, which his son also suffers from, decides to kill himself so he travels a hundred miles to some obscure little river in North Carolina where he somehow manages to shoot himself in the chest in a deep enough part of the river that it requires divers to locate the gun that drops out of his hand when he pulls the trigger. Did he swim out there and shoot himself? Was he in a canoe which disappeared after the fact? Did he wade out in the river and shoot himself and linger long enough to toss the weapon out in the deep water as he slumped to his death?
Does anyone think any of those possibilities wouldn’t be laughed out of court were the local sheriff’s office to present them as the official story of what happened to Dr. Bradstreet?
Or, does it make more sense that someone killed him and transported his body and the murder weapon to some lazy backwoods river a hundred miles away where a search for the missing doctor would never reach and then dumped his body and the murder weapon in such a shoddy way that it resurfaced and was found by some fisherman?
I guess a little more information on Dr. Bradstreet is required at this point. If someone is going to suggest a murder and subsequent cover-up, then one must first examine the potential presence of motive and in this case, the motive might very well be a big one.