Foul Play Not Suspected, Autopsy Set in Mount Gilead Area Case

UPDATE: The deceased was later identified as Alexander Pemberton, 57, who lived at the residence. He was said to have died from swelling of the brain, likely due to a fall.

An autopsy is set today to determine the cause of death of a local man.

Montgomery County Sheriff's officers respond to a call near Mount Gilead, Apr. 4, 2013. (Johnny Almond photo)

Montgomery County Sheriff’s officers respond to a call near Mount Gilead, Apr. 4, 2013. (Johnny Almond photo)

Montgomery County Sheriff’s officers yesterday morning responded to the call that the man was found in front of a home at the intersection of Lilly’s Bridge Rd. and Edenboro Rd., about a mile west of Mount Gilead.

Sheriff Dempsey Owens told WMTG yesterday morning that the lack of information regarding the circumstances meant his detectives would treat the case as a homicide until the investigation is complete. Later in the day, the Sheriff said there appeared to be no signs of foul play, but the case would remain open pending results of the autopsy.

The identity of the deceased continues to be withheld until out-of-state relatives are contacted.

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