Police, medical examiner investigating death of man found in Ann Arbor alley
Kyle Mattson | AnnArbor.com
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said Tuesday the 38-year-old man was seen by a passerby in the alley about 1 p.m. Wednesday. The person called police to check on him and he was unresponsive, Bush said.
After medical personnel checked his vital signs, the man was pronounced dead at the scene, Bush said. It appears he was treated at a local hospital earlier in the day and detectives are investigating. His death does not appear to be criminal in nature.
“We try to retrace the steps for the past 24 hours of a person and we bring in the detectives do that,” Bush said.
A reader alerted AnnArbor.com to the man’s death on Friday. Police sources reached last week were not aware of the incident. Bush said the incident appears to be of a medical nature and medical incidents are not usually immediately reported.
The temperature on Wednesday was approximately 51 degrees, leading police to believe the man did not freeze to death accidentally, and police have not been given the results of an autopsy performed on Friday.
Bush said the man’s body showed no visible signs of trauma. The case has been turned over to the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner’s Office. Family members have been notified of the man’s death.