Naked, ‘gravely ill’ man found near JACK Casino

Updated: Jul. 4, 2019 at 10:22 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - Cincinnati police are investigating how a man ended up naked outside JACK Casino downtown Thursday morning.

Police responded to the 1000 block of Gilbert Avenue around 3:30 a.m for a report of a person down.

Officers found a man, believed to be in his 40s, with no clothes on. He was unresponsive.

There were no apparent signs of a physical struggle or drug use, according to police.

Lt. Steve Saunders says the man is not dead, but is ‘gravely ill.’ He says police have received a few calls but still have not been able to identify the man.

The man’s clothing was found a short distance away. Police say the clothing was a teal blue Nike t-shirt, Wrangler blue jeans, and gray Nike running shoes (size 12) that are well worn.

Cincinnati police are trying to identify a man who was found in the 1000 block of Gilbert...
Cincinnati police are trying to identify a man who was found in the 1000 block of Gilbert Avenue early Thursday morning. The man wasn't wearing any clothing. Police released this image of clothing that was found near the man's body.(Cincinnati Police Department)

He is described as 6′3″ and weighs about 200 pounds with sandy brown hair, a receding hairline and is clean shaven.

No tattoos or jewelry were located.

The man was taken to University Hospital Medical Center and is in serious condition.

Lt. Saunders says police believe the man suffered from a medical condition that led to police finding him in his current physical state.

Police are not able to take a picture of the unknown man due to the serious nature of his condition which requires tubes and wires, Saunders says.

Police are asking for anyone with information that might be helpful in identifying the man to call Detective Robin Upchurch at (513) 352-5446 or CrimeStoppers at (513) 352-3040 if you would like to remain anonymous.

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