Coroner investigating apparent suicide

Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen is continuing to investigate an apparent suicide early Monday morning.
Bowen said that at 11:49 p.m. on Sunday, authorities received a report of an individual with a firearm threatening to harm himself at the Carlyle Lake Patoka access area.
Fayette County sheriff’s deputies and the Illinois State Police responded to the call and located that individual’s vehicle.
Asked multiple times to exit his vehicle, Bowen said, the individual did not respond. Officers at the scene then heard a single gunshot.
Finding that the individual, identified as Marty Brandt, 38, of Sandoval, officers called emergency medical personnel to the scene, Bowen said.
At 1:09 a.m. on Monday, Bowen was dispatched to the scene, and he pronounced Brandt dead at 1:54 a.m.

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