Man found dead near Route 10 had suffered fatal heart attack

March 08, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

County police said yesterday a heart attack killed the man whose body was found by a pedestrian along Route 10 at Furnace Branch Road this week. He still has not been identified.

Autopsy results from the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore revealed that the man suffered cardiac arrest and had died about a week and a half before his body was found Tuesday. There were no signs of foul play.

"We tend to think he was a homeless person taking a shortcut on his way somewhere," said lead investigator Det. Daniel L. Boone, who said that the man had no wallet or keys. "The [31-year-old Glen Burnie] man who found him was on his way home, and he was taking a shortcut."

The dead man was described as white, weighing less than 150 pounds, in his late 50s or early 60s with gray hair and a receding hairline. He had a mostly gray beard, and wore a white Bud Lite T-shirt under a blue flannel shirt, and black, puffy nylon jacket; black spandex bicycling pants, white socks and black tennis shoes.

He had several tattoos on his arms and hands. The more recent ones were on his right arm -- a blue or black wolf's head with a red tongue on his biceps and a blue or black Rottweiler's head on his forearm.

An older, blue-green tattoo of a bald eagle sitting on a limb is on his left forearm. Three blue dots are tattooed between the knuckles on his index, middle and ring fingers on both hands.

Anyone with information on the man should call county police at 222-8619

Pub Date: 3/08/96

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