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Man Found Unconscious Last Week At Park Has Died, Autopsy Ordered

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The man found unconscious last week at a Sulphur Springs park died at the hospital. An autopsy has been ordered in the case, according to police investigators.

Although police put out a release asking anyone who might have information about what happened to the man to contact Sulphur Springs Police Department or Crime Stoppers, officers received very little information.

Walkers reportedly found the male, identified by police only as a 37-year-old Sulphur Springs man, around 6 a.m. Nov. 8, 2021. The man was reported to 911 operators as unconscious but breathing at the Coleman Park boat ramp area next to his truck. EMS transported the man to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs. Later, he was transferred to a Tyler hospital, where he remained for several days. Police were notified over the weekend that the man had passed away, according to Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Rusty Stillwagoner.

According to police, “the male suffered blunt force trauma to his head.” SSPD investigators and the Texas Ranger responded at the location. An investigation was launched. A request for anyone with information regarding the incident has resulted in very little additional information.

Stillwagoner said Wednesday an autopsy has been ordered at Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences. The investigation is ongoing, pending results of the autopsy.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked contact SSPD Lt. Rusty Stillwagoner at 903-885-6438 or Crime Stoppers at 903-885-2020. Tips to Crime Stoppers are handled in such a way that the caller’s identity remains confidential.

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Ongoing is the police investigation into what caused blunt force trauma to the head of a 37-year-old Sulphur Springs man found unconscious near his vehicle at a Sulphur Springs park on Nov. 8 and died later days later.

Author: Faith Huffman

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