No foul play in man’s death

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 17, 2006

Authorities say foul play is not suspected in the death of aBrookhaven man whose body was found in a shallow area along a citystreet Thursday morning.

Following an investigation, Police Chief Pap Henderson said itappears John Richard Godbold, of 510 Bay Street, died of anapparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. However, evidence has beensent to the state Crime Lab to confirm that conclusion.

“We’d like for the Crime Lab to tell that,” Henderson said.

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Henderson said a passerby reported seeing a body along PineDrive around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Police found Godbold’s body in ashallow ditch a short distance from the street, which is one blocknorth of Bay Street near the southern city limits.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service, are incomplete.