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Suicide suspected in Boggs Creek death
Body found in Lumpkin County
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Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was recovered from Boggs Creek in Lumpkin County as a suicide.

Lumpkin County Deputy Coroner Ronald Fortner said the man, in his mid-30s, was camping with a friend overnight at a campsite in the Chattahoochee National Forest off U.S. 129. The friend found the man in Boggs Creek on Friday morning, Fortner said.

The man appeared to have been killed by a gunshot wound to the head, Fortner said. A handgun was found near his body.

All indications point to suicide, though the death remains under investigation by Lumpkin County sheriff’s officials, Fortner said.