WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren police continue to investigate the brutal beating of a man found bleeding in the middle of McMyler Street Thursday night. They’re hoping to get some answers after they talk to him.
“He was like, saying, ‘Help!’ That was it. That’s when we called 911,” said De’Anthony Thomas, who found the man.
Three people told police the man said he had been robbed.
Police said the man was seriously hurt and his head was bleeding. They said the pockets of his pants were turned inside out.
Investigators said they believe the man was beaten with a blunt force object and the assault actually started inside a vacant house.
“Evidence shows that an assault occurred in that house, then continued into the driveway and then out into the street, where he was located,” said Warren Police Det. Wayne Mackey.
Investigators believe the man had been squatting in the home. They said he didn’t have an ID or anything of value on him.
“We’re not positive who he is,” Mackey said. “We have come up with a name if it’s who we think it is. He’s an out-of-state resident. We’ve been unable to contact any family to determine that at this time.”
Mackey said they don’t know why he was beaten, but they did gather a lot of evidence.
“Obviously, there’s things that are going to need to go to a lab to get analyzed but the first step is we have to speak with him and, hopefully, we can do that.”
That’s something they haven’t been able to do since he was taken by helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital.