Updated: Autopsy of Collins Drive Body Inconclusive
Michael Rouen of Cartersville was found by passers-by not breathing and bleeding. He was pronounced dead when authorities arrived.
Updated Wednesday, July 20, 5:30 p.m.
Cartersville police say an autopsy on 58-year-old Michael Rouen, the man found deceased earlier this month on Collins Drive, was inconclusive as to the cause of death.
"The investigation is still ongoing and there is no further information regarding any possible suspects or cause of death," Lt. Mark Camp said today in an email update.
Updated Monday, July 10, 2:30 p.m.
WBHF — 1450 AM reports authorities have identified the deceased man as Michael Rouen, 58, of Cartersville. An autopsy is being conducted on his body.
Reported Sunday, July 9, 6 p.m.
Local authorities are working to determine what led to the death of a man whose body was found by motorists on Collins Drive.
According to police scanner traffic, emergency crews received several calls reporting the white male was not breathing and was bleeding from the head, chest and arm.
He was lying in the roadway on Collins Drive about 50 to 70 yards from Bodyplex toward North Tennessee Street, according to the police scanner. Callers reported the man's body was still warm, but he was deceased when authorities arrived on scene.
The Daily Tribune News reported a Police Officer G.D. Barry said the man, around 50 years old, suffered only abrasions. It's unclear how the man who had no identification died, but authorities are looking into several possibilities — a hit and run or the body was dumped at the location.