- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - A former candidate for state Senate who faced theft and racketeering charges has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after failing to appear for his trial.

Pine Mountain Police Detective Christopher Nance tells media outlets investigators found 31-year-old Brian Roslund Tuesday morning in his car outside a church in downtown Pine Mountain. Roslund was alive but unconscious when found. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Roslund, a Democrat who was defeated by state Sen. Josh McKoon in the Nov. 2014 election, faced one count of racketeering and 27 counts of felony theft by taking. Prosecutor Davis McLaughlin says Roslund bilked a charity associated with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs.

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