Baltimore County Police have determined that no foul play was involved in the death of a man whose body was found Thursday morning on a wooded trail in the area of Robert E. Lee Park in Towson.
"We can comfortably confirm that there’s no foul play," Officer Shawn Vinson, a police spokesman, said. "It doesn’t look like a crime occurred."
Police identified the man as 49-year-old Reed Cockey Haynie, whose last known address is in Wilmington, N.C.
Officers were dispatched about 1:21 a.m. to respond to a call for assistance in the area of Falls Road and Old Pimlico Road, near Robert E. Lee Park and Lake Roland, Vinson said.
Police said in a statement that when officers arrived, they found a man "suffering from numerous injuries," though the types of injuries cannot be confirmed.
Vinson said officers located the man's body about 150 feet beyond the 6300 block of Falls Road. The man was declared deceased at the scene.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene and blocked off Copper Hill Road, which cuts from Falls Road into the park and provided officers with the best access to the trail location, Vinson said.
Police said Haynie's body was transported to the State Medical Examiner's office, and homicide detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy.In a statement, police said they are "unable to determine if a crime has occurred at this point in the investigation."
Thursday morning, Vinson said detectives are looking into the source of the early-morning call for assistance as part of their investigation.
"We just have to look into what the source of the call was and find out what happened," he said.