Update: The possible homicide victim found dead Sunday was identified as 56-year-old William Edwards, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said.
Police said the results of the autopsy report will help determine whether the death was a homicide, but they aren't sure when that information will be available.
No one has been arrested in this case, Columbus Police Capt. Gordon Griswould said Monday afternoon.
Original Story: A homeless man was found dead in his tent early Sunday morning and it is being investigated as a possible homicide.
According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, his office got the call at 1:32 a.m to come to 2221 Second Avenue and the man was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m.
Bryan said pending autopsy in Atlanta, the cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head.
The coroner said his office has a name but no identification was found. The man's age is not known.
No name will be released until family members are notified.
Bryan said the white male lived in what is known as tent city near the 2nd Avenue Bridge.
Bryan said it is being treated as a homicide until more information is known.
There have already been nine homicides recorded in the city including six that remain unsolved.
Anyone with information should contact Columbus police.