Goochland Sheriff: Henrico dad found dead from apparent suicide

Goochland Sheriff: Henrico dad found dead from apparent suicide
Goochland sheriffs are searching on foot near Ashland Road for Hardin Brotherton, whose car was found abandoned in the area Thursday, relatives say. (Source: Brotherton Family)

GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) - The search for a missing Henrico father ended tragically when investigators found him dead from an apparent suicide, according to the Goochland Sheriff.

Sheriff Jim Agnew says the body of Hardin Brotherton was found around 1 p.m. and he believes the man killed himself. The discovery came after a foot search near Ashland Road, where Brotherton's car was found abandoned, relatives say. Brotherton's family in Henrico was extremely concerned he was in danger or distress, as he had gone more than 24 hours without communicating with them.

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