Geneva County Boy's Death Officially Ruled a Suffocation

By: AP
By: AP

COFFEE SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an autopsy indicates that a 12-year-old boy found dead during a hunting trip in Geneva County suffocated.

Coffee County coroner Robert Preachers tells The Dothan Eagle the official cause of death for Kade Justin Bradberry of Thorsby is asphyxiation of the chest and shoulders.

Preachers says he is unsure of the circumstances that led to the
boy's death.

Bradberry and other family members were visiting friends in Coffee Springs for the weekend.

Bradberry went into the woods alone early Saturday on a Gator four-wheel utility vehicle to go bow hunting.

The boy was found later with a strap or harness used by hunters
who use tree stands wrapped around the boy and caught in the
vehicle, cutting off his ability to breathe.


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