Body Found in Franklin County Yesterday Afternoon

Charles Anthony

A body was found in Franklin County Thursday afternoon after reports of a possible shooting.

Thursday afternoon, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office received a call of a vehicle at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Carnesville that may have been involved in a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle parked on the side of the church building along with a victim inside of the car who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

On the scene, Franklin County investigators said the incident would initially be treated as a homicide which is protocol though factors on the scene pointed to a possible suicide.

Other details surrounding the incident have not yet been released. A gun was reported stolen in the same area shortly before the body was found though officers could not confirm from the scene that the two incidents were connected.