UPDATE: Auburn Police have identified 54-year-old Christopher Rogers from Headlead, Alabama as the man who was discovered dead on Saturday.
Auburn Police; who are investigating the case as a homicide, located Rogers lying in the roadway of an abandoned trailer park on Lee Road 2177. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris pronounced Rogers dead at 4:50 p.m.
Auburn Detectives were able to determine his identity with the assistance of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Identification Bureau Latent Prints Unit. Roger’s identity was confirmed through finger print identification.
The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division, the Alabama Department of Forensic Science Medical Examiner’s Office and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts prior to being discovered by police or with information in general about the case is urged to call Auburn Police at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391.
ORIGINAL STORY: AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn Police are digging deeper into a possible murder case. Around 2:20 p.m. CST Saturday, police found a man lying unresponsive (“with no signs of life”) in the road in an abandoned trailer park in the 200 block of Lee Road 2177. More specifically, the man was located near the intersection of Lee Road 2179 in Southwest Auburn.
Police say the man was between 30 and 40-years-old. He was about 5’11” and weighed approximately 190 lbs. Authorities have not yet identified the victim. However, they tell News 3 that they’re treating this case as a homicide.
Lee County Coroner Bill Harris officially pronounced the victim dead at 4:50 p.m. CST. Now, the victim’s body will go to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Montgomery for an autopsy. The office will also be able to identify the man. Auburn Police, the State Medical Examiner’s Office and the Lee County Coroner’s Office continue to process and work this ongoing investigation.
Auburn Police advise anyone who might have information on this case to call them at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391.