Foul play not suspected in death of Grady County man
State law enforcement officials say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a 53-year-old Cairo man found dead in a wooded area near his all-terrain-vehicle.
Family members discovered the body of Barry Ennis Fain late Friday night, according to Jamy Steinberg, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Thomasville Regional Office.
Known to enjoy spending time in the woods, Fain was last seen Thursday leaving his home on Vereen Bell Road and riding his A.T.V. around 4 p.m.
Family members began searching for him Friday, and the bark of Fain’s dog led them to the tragic discovery, Steinberg says. The dog was with Fain’s body, which was found lying on the ground next to his 3-wheeler A.T.V. and a pump shotgun. According to the Grady County Sheriff’s Office report, they were approximately one-quarter mile northwest of Fain’s home.
“Information we have on the case, we believe that it appears to be accidental,” says Steinberg. Fain had a gunshot wound to his side, according to initial autopsy results.
Fain’s funeral was today, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. at El Bethel Baptist Church in Whigham. His complete obituary may be found on page B7 of this newspaper.