Blackmon autopsy: Apparent accident in Lafayette County

By NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Preliminary autopsy results on the body of Gary Darnell Blackmon, 49, indicate his death was accidental, Lafayette County Sheriff Department Investigator Alan Wilburn said Friday.
Blackmon, an Abbeville resident who worked as a handyman, was last seen March 29 and was reported missing Monday. Later that day his body was discovered under a railroad bridge near State Highway 7 at Abbeville.
Originally Blackmon’s death was being investigated as a possible homicide. Even with the indication of accidental death, Wilburn said investigators are still asking anyone with information about the circumstances of Blackmon’s last days to call (662) 234-6421.