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Body identified as missing Fayetteville man

Posted August 7, 2008

— Police have identified the remains of a body found in the woods on July 26 as those of a missing Fayetteville man.

The State Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Kevin Cortez Bradley, 22, of 1091 Pleasant Oak Drive.

He died of a single gunshot wound to the head, police said. Detectives are still investigating his death.

Bradley's mother reported him missing on July 2.

Eight days later, police sent out a press release asking for the public's help to find Bradley. According to his mother, he suffered from bipolar disorder and was not taking his medication.

At the time, police said they considered him "armed and dangerous," because he had stolen a firearm from his stepfather.

Bradley's skeletal remains were found in the woods off Nan Street.


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  • boomylar Aug 8, 2008

    wow...how sad...at least now he can be properly laid to rest, and his family can say their goodbyes. RIP

  • AM is Back to Being Immaculate Aug 7, 2008

    Why does no one care about this story? Even WRAL. If he was some white woman his face would've been on this website for 3 weeks. Something is wrong here.

  • Dayum Sessy Aug 7, 2008

    " According to his mother, he suffered from bipolar disorder and was not taking his medication "

    really really sad and so young.

  • garden Aug 7, 2008

    Depression is such a tragic feeling. It affects everyone who is near the sad person. Such a young life gone and a family saddened.

  • kbo0801 Aug 7, 2008

    This is a sad situation. I pray that this family can cope with his loss.

  • blondton13 Aug 7, 2008

    Sorry for this family's loss.

  • Adelinthe Aug 7, 2008

    Awww, poor thing.

    Praying for his loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB