Franklin County authorities said a 25-year-old man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday afternoon, March 14.

Deputies responded to a farm near the Highway ZZ and Route Y intersection, north of Gerald, to investigate the death of Erik Joers, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim’s brother told deputies that he had located a suicide note and then found Joers’ body on their family’s farm.

The sheriff’s office said there is no evidence of foul play.