- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say anti-vaccine Dr. Jeff Bradstreet has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina.

The Rutherford County Sherriff’s Office said in a news release issued this week that Bradstreet died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Bradstreet was found in a river in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on June 19. His body was found by a fisherman.

Bradstreet is from Braselton, Georgia. The sheriff’s department said Tuesday that a handgun was also pulled from the river.

Authorities are still investigating. His family is raising funds online to investigate his death.

Bradstreet ran a clinic in Buford, Georgia, and published autism research based on the disputed claim vaccines cause autism. The medical community says such claims have been disproved.

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