The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what was originally reported as a suspicious death outside of Belfair. However, now investigators believe a medical emergency may have caused the death and not foul play.
The body of an elderly man was discovered in front of his residents in the 500 block of NE Larson Boulevard about 10 AM.
Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling told MasonWebTV Powered by HCC that initially deputies thought the man had been hit by a car but once the Coroner arrived around 4 PM, investigators got a better look.
“He had some marks on him that were suspicious and some circumstances for us,” the Chief explained, “but at this point they look like they were pre-existing, once we got deeper into it.”
Spurling also said the man had known medical issues.
The Mason County Coroner has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday and will determine cause of death as well as release the identity of the deceased once next of kin has been notified.