Police: Victim was struck by ‘truck or SUV’
Garner was found Thursday morning along Nason Drive
(Editor’s note: This story was updated at 7 a.m. Wednesday.)
Pennsylvania State Police criminal investigators in Hollidaysburg said Sunday that a man found dead Thursday morning in Roaring Spring died of blunt force trauma, caused by being struck by a vehicle.
Investigators attended the autopsy for the victim, John R. Garner, 64, of Everett, on Friday.
Police said the striking vehicle would have a high profile, such as a pickup truck or an SUV, and will have damage to the front end.
The victim was wearing a blue plaid flannel shirt, blue jeans and a camouflage hat. He was 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighed about 185 pounds.
Police said Garner was treated at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring for a cut, and he was released about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Hospital surveillance showed the victim leaving the hospital on foot. When Garner did not return home, he was reported missing.
Garner was found deceased along Nason Drive in Roaring Spring about 9 a.m. Thursday. At that time, police did not suspect foul play.
State police in Hollidaysburg have asked that anyone who saw the victim walking near Conemaugh Nason Medical Center call Trooper Eric Glunt at 696-6100.