Police have a mystery on their hands as they try to learn what happened to a New Port Richey man found dead in a Gainesville canal Wednesday.
Officers identified the man as Donald Stephen Murray
, 50. Murray had been traveling from Texas to Tampa on a Greyhound bus when he stopped in Gainesville on June 7, police reported.
Murray told his estranged wife, who lives in the Tampa area, that he was going to stay in Gainesville and seek medical treatment...
Hallett said officers still don't know what caused Murray's death.
Officers found no signs of obvious trauma to Murray's body. An examination by the Medical Examiner's Office Wednesday did not immediately reveal the cause of death. Hallett said police are awaiting complete autopsy results, including toxicology, but that information could take several weeks.
A hit on national and state databases of fingerprints provided officers with information about Murray. Hallett said she did not know why Murray's fingerprints had been included on the databases....
On Thursday, police attempted to trace Murray's movements in Gainesville.
Murray had no ties to the area except that he stopped here and said he was seeking medical help, Hallett said.