Autopsy on Body Found Between Pensacola & Blountstown

11/13/08

Leon County Sheriff's Detectives conducted an investigation of the mans death. An autopsy conducted Thursday has concluded no foul play was involved and the person died from natural causes. The deceased has been identified, however his name will not be released until his family can be located and notified.

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Updated 10:54 a.m.

Detectives with the Leon County Sheriff's Office have tentatively identified a man found dead near the railroad tracks Tuesday.

However, they are awaiting confirmation through fingerprints and must notify his next of kin before releasing his name.

An autopsy originally scheduled for today has now been postponed until tomorrow, so it may be Thursday before a cause of death is made public.

We will have more details as they become available.

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Updated 9:50 a.m. 11/12/08

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy will be performed this morning to find the cause of death. We still do not know the identification of the man.
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Updated 5:50 p.m.

Violent Crime and Crime Scene Detectives have responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation of this death. The deceased has not been identified and the cause of death is unknown. The deceased is described as a white male, mid to late fifties, grey hair and grey beard. An autopsy will be conducted Wednesday to determine the cause of death and to identify the deceased. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
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Updated 5:30 p.m.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office is investigating where a man was found dead more than an hour ago. Officials say he was found next to the railroad tracks near Pensacola Street and Blountstown Highway.

Investigators describe the man as white and in his late 50's--they say he was found by a passerby. The Leon County Sheriff's Office is not ruling anything out, but deputies say the man had many belongings and it appears that he may be homeless. They also suspect that he may have died of natural causes. Investigators are still processing the scene, we'll have more information as it becomes available.

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Breaking News Report

Leon County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body that was found between Pensacola and Blountstown Highway.

We will have more information as it is made available.


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