Mt. Vernon Register-News


October 16, 2013

Man found dead in county

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Jefferson County resident who had been missing for more than 48 hours was discovered by deputies of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon.

Jason Johnson, 43, of the 17000 block of Liberty Road, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Coroner Eddie Joe Marks.

Marks said deputies discovered the body in the northeast part of the county during the investigation of another case.

Johnson had been reported missing since Saturday, although no official missing person report had been issued by any law enforcement agency.

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