Based on our findings, the cause and manner of Logan Youngs death has been determined as blunt force trauma to the head, apparently accidental, said Memphis police director Larry Godwin.
Homicide director Joe Scott recounted the theory of what happened to Young late Monday night using a sketched layout of his home.
According to Scott, Young had was heading up the stairs with a bowl of salad and a soda or juice drink when he lost his balance and fell backwards, hitting his head on a wrought-iron stair post at the bottom of the stairs.
He said Young lay bleeding in the foyer at the bottom of his stairs, probably unconscious, for some time. When he regained consciousness, he headed to the kitchen where he retrieved a hand towel from the sink. Then he headed back upstairs to the bathroom located in his bedroom.
We feel like he spent quite some time here. Theres a pooling of blood on a newspaper and in the toilet. Theres diluted blood on the floor, said Scott.
Blood-soaked towels were also found in the bathroom. Scott said he moved from the bathroom to his bed. From the bed, he reached for the telephone, leaving a blood smear on the receiver. But before any call was made, Young fell into the floor where his body was discovered by a housekeeper the following morning.
Scott said the scene was originally investigated as a homicide because everythings a homicide until we prove it. He said all doors were locked from the inside and Youngs checkbook and money were undisturbed.