Body in Birmingham golf course pond identified

Major Bashinsky (WBRC video)
Major Bashinsky (WBRC video)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A body found in a pond at a Birmingham golf course Monday is that of Major Bashinsky, according to Mountain Brook Police.

Bashinsky, 63, was an heir of Golden Flake Snack Foods who disappeared nearly two weeks ago.  Bashinsky was a Golden Flake stockholder and his father is the former owner of the company.

Bashinsky was last seen leaving for work on Wednesday, March 3rd.  His car was found five days later near Birmingham's Southside with a letter inside the car.  The letter says it's from workers and friends of Golden Flake who are forced to 'act with urgency to render justice from your terrible business decisions' regarding 'greedy and harmful dividends paid to the Bashinskys.'

Dive teams searched a pond Tuesday at the Highland Park Golf Course and found a piece of evidence.  Investigators are not saying what was found.

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