Autism Researcher Dr. Jeff Bradstreet Dead After Alleged “Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound” To The Chest

Posted: June 25, 2015 in Culture

A controversial vaccine and autism researcher’s body, Dr. James Bradstreet, was found in a river near the town of Chimney Rock, NC. Local police announced the death as a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest due to the weapon found with the body.

However, the family is suspecting foul play and has setup a gofundme to help fray the costs of the investigation. The family has also setup a Facebook memorial page.

Multiple law enforcement officials said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration searched Bradstreet Wellness Center last week two days before his death. On Monday, plastic sheets covered the windows of the two suites the office takes up in a complex off Commerce Drive, and the doors were locked.

Dr. Bradstreet had published some controversial autism research, which implicated vaccines in the causation of autism, in the journal Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. His research had concluded that autistic children have a higher body burden of mercury, as well as that three autistic children have measles virus RNA in their cerebrospinal fluid.

On September 23, 2014, an Italian court in Milan awarded compensation to a boy for vaccine-induced autism. (See the Italian document here)  A childhood vaccine against six childhood diseases caused the boy’s permanent autism and brain damage.  While the Italian press has devoted considerable attention to this decision and its public health implications, the U.S. press has been silent.


  1. […] hearts go out to family and friends of the doctors.   First we had controversial Autism researcher Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD who was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest on June 19th.  His friends and family started a memorial page on June 20th in his honor on […]


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