Frank Brown, father of B.J. Brown, outside the clubhouse at Muddy Joe's in Hancock County, after learning his son's body had been found in nearby Tranquility Lake.
Frank Brown, father of B.J. Brown, outside the clubhouse at Muddy Joe's in Hancock County, after learning his son's body had been found in nearby Tranquility Lake. ANITA LEE SUN HERALD
Frank Brown, father of B.J. Brown, outside the clubhouse at Muddy Joe's in Hancock County, after learning his son's body had been found in nearby Tranquility Lake. ANITA LEE SUN HERALD

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