Investigation begins in death of Oneonta man

A 23-year-old Oneonta man was found dead on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at his home in Greystone Estates.

According to Oneonta Police Deputy Chief Judy Underwood, the young man’s father stated he had not seen him since Tuesday, Aug. 2, around 9 p.m., and became worried when his son did not emerge from his room when he was supposed to leave for work on Wednesday. At around 9:40 a.m., his father went to check on him and found him lying on his bedroom floor seemingly unconscious. He began CPR immediately. When police arrived on the scene, they took over attempts to resuscitate the man. “Oneonta Fire Department and Blount medics also tried everything they could to save him, but their efforts were unsuccessful,” Underwood says. He was transported to St. Vincent’s Blount, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to Blount County Coroner John Mark Vaughn, the cause of death is pending, awaiting a toxicology report. This case is still under investigation.