Police have not released the name of a man whose body was found along a trail off East Millbrook Road on Saturday morning, but they say there are no apparent signs of foul play in his death.
A man hiking along the trail behind the 4900 block of Alpinis Drive found what he described as a “decomposing body” about 8 a.m., according to a 911 recording made public Tuesday. The 911 caller, whose name was not released, said the body appeared to be a tall man.
Police are awaiting a cause of death from the state medical examiner’s office before ruling out homicide, said police spokesman Jim Sughrue.
The 911 caller told an emergency dispatcher that he discovered the remains along a walking trail that leads into the woods at the end of a cul-de-sac. The caller said he placed a 2-foot by 4-foot piece of wood topped by two beer cans up against a no parking sign to mark the path leading to the body.
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The man told the dispatcher that he waited about three hours before dialing 911 and that he hesitated because he “didn’t want to get involved,” according to the recording.
The 911 caller said the person was fully clothed, but the skull was visible and that “something had burrowed into his stomach,” according to the 911 call.