Auburn police have released the name of a 29-year-old who fell off an apartment balcony early Sunday morning and died.
Russell W. Patterson, of West Point, Ga., died from a severe head injury after he fell from a second story balcony in an apartment complex on East Thatch Avenue at approximately 3 a.m.
Patterson was transported by ambulance to the East Alabama Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:45 a.m.
Police said Patterson was visiting a friend in the apartment.
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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 no foul play is suspected.