Oddly enough, his body was found in the Rocky Broad River and according to an Associated Press report, his family is raising money to investigate his death further. A fundraising page was created asking for $25,000 for the investigation.
Dr. Bradstreet was known for publishing research blaming vaccines for autism. According to law enforcement, his Buford, Georgia clinic was raided by U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials before his apparent suicide; however, this had not been verified by NBC News.
Despite these allegations and being deemed a conspiracy theorist, Dr. Bradstreet was “hailed as a hero” by some patients who are beginning to question whether his death was truly a suicide. Loyal followers have posted messages on Facebook about how “he had saved their children’s lives” and that “he was a champion for the movement to cure autism.” He was known for treating autism with methods that were far from mainstream and could be referred to as quack medicine. He was also known for treating patients for “mercury toxicity,” which is the basing for the dangerous belief that childhood vaccines cause autism.