Investigative journalist Chris Steyn and former police officer Mark Minnie co-wrote the book The Lost Boys of Bird Island. PICTURE: Supplied
Many social media users have reacted with suspicion to news of the apparent suicide of The Lost Boys Of Bird Island co-author Mark Minnie in the Eastern Cape.

The former policeman, who co-wrote a sensational book about an alleged paedophile ring involving National Party cabinet ministers, reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Minnie is believed to have been visiting at a friend's farm at the time of his death.

Police have confirmed Minnie's death and say that no foul play is suspected.

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