Franklin Police identify man found on bike path near South River Street

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FRANKLIN, Ohio (WDTN) – Franklin Police have identified the man who was found lying near a bike path as Tommy Lee Watts Jr., 51, of Franklin.

Police were alerted to Watts lying near a bike path in the 400 block of South River Road at 6:30 a.m. Monday, May 4.

Authorities believe the cause of death to be self inflicted at this time, pending confirmation from the coroner’s office.

The department said in a press release that all crime scenes discovered like this are investigated as a homicide until. the coroner makes a ruling.

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