Brundidge police look into

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 2, 1999

death of local man


The Monday death of a Brundidge man has left the Brundidge Police Department involved in an investigation into what officials fear may be a murder.

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Connio Fraizer, 49, of Galloway Road in Brundidge died after police were called to a home of an "acquaintance" to assist a man who was hurt and needed help, said Chief Moses Davenport of the Brundidge Police Department. Police responded to the call around 2 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers detected that a struggle had occurred.

"It was apparent that there had been some sort of altercation there," said Davenport. "But we don’t have anything at this time indicating what the cause of death was."

Davenport said his department and the District Attorney’s office are investigating the case.

"We don’t know the circumstances or the cause of death at this time," Davenport said. "We are investigating it further."

Fraizer was at the residence of an acquaintance when police and medical personnel found him.

"He was still alive at that point, but died later," Davenport said.

Davenport described the home where Fraizer was found at a "place where people hang out."

Evidence at the scene as well as the body of the victim are being analyzed for forensic evidence that could lead to a conclusion of the cause of death, but Davenport would not speculate on when the determination would be made.

Davenport said a person at the location where Fraizer was found called for help, saying that a man "was on the floor and needed an ambulance."

No further details of the death were available pending the findings of an autopsy and forensic evidence analysis.

Davenport said the Brundidge Police Department and the District Attorney will "continue the investigation."