Two Fayette County Deaths Being Investigated


Published on June 19 2014 5:21 am
Last Updated on June 19 2014 5:21 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Fayette County Coroner's Office is investigating two deaths that occurred Wednesday.

Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen said a rural Ramsey man identified as 68-year-old John Bolyard became ill while working on a combine, collapsed and died. Bowen pronounced Bolyard dead at the scene at 11:13am.

A Vernon man died of a single gunshot wound Wednesday. 33-year-old Harold "Matt" Gillett was found dead in his pickup truck near the Vandalia Lake Marina due to an apparently self-inflicted gunshot. Bowen pronounced Gillett dead at the scene at 2:18pm.