Then today there was a report of an arrest, which included the following two key paragraphs:
Meanwhile, an autopsy today found that Mary died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. The autopsy was initially scheduled for yesterday.Wait a second: He was ALREADY LYING IN THE ROAD?
Based on his injuries, police think Mary was already lying on the roadway in the 1800 block of Shore Line Drive [SIC] when he was struck about 11 p.m. Saturday.
As in, someone took something large and heavy to his head, knocked him unconscious, and laid him in the road to be hit by some hapless teenager, who then freaked and bolted?
Making this even stranger is that there was no reason for him to be in that stretch of roadway as a pedestrian -- that's the beach side of the road (which is why it's called Shoreline Drive).
Ah well... I'm sure the police will use their excellent deductive skills and reasoning to be certain that the facts are all uncovered.*
* Sarcasm intended.