The death of a 51-year-old Havana man, Roy Lynn Gatlin, has been
ruled accidental. According to a report released by the Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office, Gatlin left home around 4 p.m. Saturday to
go hunting in the woods behind his Hollow Creek Lane home.
When he did not return home by nightfall his girlfriend, Marcella
Sterojie, went looking for him. Unable to locate him, Sterojie
Lt. Jim Corder went to the residence and determined that due to
the size of the area to be searched additional manpower was
required. The search lasted four hours before Gatlin was located
lying beneath his deer stand, which was approximately 20 feet off
the ground. "It appears that Mr. Gatlin fell out of his deer stand
landing on his head," the report stated.
The search was aided by the GCSO K-9 unit and the Florida Game
and Wildlife officers.
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