Man Dies From Fall in Auburn

On Sunday, June 29, 2008 at approximately 3:00 a.m. the Auburn Police Division responded to an apartment complex in the 300 block of East Thach Avenue in reference to a person falling from a second story balcony.  Upon arrival officers contacted the victim identified as Russell W. Patterson, age 29, of West Point, Georgia.  Patterson was transported by ambulance to East Alabama Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 3:45 a.m.  The victim was visiting a friend at the address when the incident occurred.  The cause of the fall is under investigation by police, Lee County Coroner's Office and Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.  An autopsy is scheduled and at this time no foul play is suspected.

-Auburn Police News Release