When detectives discovered the body of a man near a jogging trail in Haddonfield, N.J., on Monday, they immediately thought it a suspicious death: The body after all had at least 10 stab wounds.
But the case has gone from suspicious to bizarre in 24 hours as Camden County investigators now believe those stab wounds were treated prior to his demise in some wooded marshland off Merion Avenue.
"Ten to 11 stab wounds on the body led detectives to initially think the death was suspicious, but the autopsy revealed the stab wounds had been treated and sutured and are not believed to have contributed to his death," the prosecutor's office said in a statement Tuesday morning.
The man was identified hours after investigators released images of his arm tattoos Tuesday as Reggie Glover, 26, of Philadelphia. His family confirmed his identity, the prosecutor's office said.
Glover's family also confirmed the stab wounds would not have been the cause of his death and said he suffered them in September. They also told authorities the cause of the stab wounds was not foul play.
An autopsy performed Tuesday was unable to determine the cause of the man's death. Toxicology results are pending.