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Man found dead with gun shot wound

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  An Adel man is found dead with a gunshot wound to his head Monday morning.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office says it's possible Thomas Parrish was getting a rifle out of his truck when the rifle went off, killing him on Hutchinson Parrish Road.

Parrish's wife found him on the ground beside the truck, called 911 and the Sheriff's office and GBI arrived at the scene at 10:39 a.m.

His death is being investigated as an accident and no foul play is suspected. Parrish's body has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

      • Here is the GBI's news release-



Adel, Georgia, - On Monday, September 28, 2009, at approximately 10:32 a.m., the Cook County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to Thomas Lindsey Parrish who had been found deceased in the yard of his residence. The Cook County Sheriff's Office responded and requested the assistance of the GBI office in Douglas.  

Upon arrival at the scene, Investigators found Mr. Parrish deceased by his truck at his residence located on Hutchinson Parrish Road in Cook County, Ga. Mr. Parrish was 65 years of age. According to family members, Mr. Parrish was cleaning out his truck. He was found by a family member when they went to check on him. Mr. Parrish had a gunshot wound to his head. The initial scene assessment indicates that Mr. Parrish could have been removing a rifle from his truck when it went off fatally striking him.

There is no indication of foul play at this time and an autopsy is scheduled today at the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta.

The investigation is being conducted by the Cook S.O., and the GBI. If anyone has information pertaining to the investigation, please contact the Cook County S.O. at 229-896-7471 or the GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103.



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