ECSO: Man That Died After Being Found Injured Outside Century Bar Was Not Murdered

July 31, 2021

Authorities now say the man that died days after he was found badly injured outside a Century bar was not murdered as originally thought.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to Odom’s Bar on North Century Boulevard about 10 p.m. on June 19 to find 60-year old Greg Hunter down in the parking lot. At the time, investigators believed he had been seriously beaten and left unconscious.

But the Medical Examiner’s Office now says Hunter died of natural causes, Amber Southard, ECSO spokesperson, told NorthEscambia.com Friday afternoon. She said the death remains under investigation and further details have not been released.

The ECSO said after the incident that Hunter was seen involved in a “shoving match” in the parking lot, but he did not appear injured. The witnesses went inside the bar, and when they went back outside, they found Hunter unconscious and bleeding, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A family member told NorthEscambia.com that Hunter remained in a coma and never regained consciousness before he passed away.

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27 Responses to “ECSO: Man That Died After Being Found Injured Outside Century Bar Was Not Murdered”

  1. georgiabee on August 2nd, 2021 12:47 pm

    I’m no dr, nor am I the police but if one gets in a scuffle and get pushed around and then mysteriously dies right after….that is NOT natural causes.

    Might want to examine that head a bit more. Sounds like he got shoved into a wall or something and his noggin took the brunt.

  2. 429SCJ on August 2nd, 2021 5:17 am

    Karma will settle this matter.

    There is always someone just a little more deadlier; just around the corner.

  3. Gary Cook on August 1st, 2021 10:51 pm

    Sounds like ECSO doesn’t want to be bothered with paperwork. This is a textbook involuntary manslaughter case. Victim is in a “shoving match” which cause him to fall or have a medical issue and the suspect just lets him lay and subsequently dies. That’s gross indifference to life.

  4. Fred on August 1st, 2021 7:37 pm

    He was 100% Murdered – people aren’t speaking that’s all – it’s 1 of 3 people who are responsible .

  5. @Coleen on August 1st, 2021 3:41 pm

    Maybe it has everything to do with the sheriff’s departments intial report that the man was severely beaten, using the word homicide and then saying that it was natural causes, there’s a HUGE difference between the two!!!

  6. Bewildered on August 1st, 2021 2:37 pm

    Coleen, you think the many folks who suspect a sinister plot are crazy. Two brothers are found beaten and bloody and die within a short period of time …. Hello …is anybody home up there in Coleen’s head?

  7. Coleen on August 1st, 2021 9:39 am

    It amazes me that so many on here think it was a sinister plot and conspiracy to hide anything concerning this tragic death.

    The paranoia and the constant babbling does no one any good nor does it help the families involved.

    It is sad, it really is

  8. John Dutton on August 1st, 2021 8:43 am

    This crap sounds like an episode out of Yellowstone someone owns the medical examiner and also the sheriff’s department?

  9. Michelle on July 31st, 2021 7:31 pm

    Pathetic, unfortunately he wasn’t of importance or money so that was an easy write off

  10. Chelle Chelle on July 31st, 2021 7:28 pm

    I believe that any other person in this area that may have been “important” or rather a very wealthy man, they would have done a thorough investigation and came up with a better line than that, but when you don’t have a certain name or a certain amount of what most worship than your just another that bites the dust in this towns cloudy eyes

  11. Bewildered on July 31st, 2021 7:06 pm

    It is concerning that it takes more than 6 weeks in Escambia County to determine cause of death in questionable circumstances. Does this mean no investigation was even started while they waited on the findings of the coroner?

  12. steve on July 31st, 2021 6:42 pm

    Did those commenters not read this part
    “Medical Examiner’s Office now says Hunter died of natural causes”…

    A DOCTOR who is qualified to examine a dead body to determine a cause of death…..

    The law enforcement office has nothing to do with this nor any one with “some clout.”..

  13. William in Beulah on July 31st, 2021 5:26 pm

    I would like to know how they came to this conclusion after saying that he was severely beaten. Is this a murder being swept under the rug? I agree with Paul, someone has some clout.

    Stumpknocker, those things would be evident during autopsy!!!
    Dwayne, how do you know that science spoke, do you have an inside lead, because I haven’t seen any mention yet about autopsy or any other scientific methods used in this case.

  14. Florida logger on July 31st, 2021 4:07 pm

    So getting beat to death by sum century hood punk is now natural causes sounds like someone got paid to back off investigation

  15. Mike Jackson Smith on July 31st, 2021 3:33 pm

    @ Just Me

    NAILED IT!!!

  16. JustMe on July 31st, 2021 2:12 pm

    Yeah ok. Just be honest, no one is talking, it was at a bar, and the Sheriff doesn’t need a unsolved murder hanging around.

  17. Dewayne on July 31st, 2021 1:07 pm

    Look at all the educated forensic pathologist on here.
    Must have received a degree from the Bindu market..
    Dont matter what you think, science spoke.

  18. Stumpknocker on July 31st, 2021 1:01 pm

    All this conspiracy ideas, and people with clout. How do we know the mans heart just didn’t give out or some underlying health condition maybe something he himself was unaware of. And as far as bleeding goes I have seen enough bar room fights to know that people who have been drinking alcohol bleed easily from the alcohol thinning of their blood making it appear worse than what it actually is.

  19. Rebear on July 31st, 2021 12:12 pm

    Don’t know the circumstances but, I had a friend that had a heart attack and fell face down on asphalt. His face looked as though he had been beaten.

  20. Justice!!!! on July 31st, 2021 12:09 pm

    This is total bullcrap, justice needs to be served wasnt there a shooting here a while back when dude got shot in head and no suspects. A flomaton family was double murdered close to there too! Is the police getting paid off????

  21. Don Neese on July 31st, 2021 11:38 am

    The bat used could have been Natural oak.
    Natural fist? Natural glass? Natural leather?
    All organic Natural steel? I mean…after all, aren’t all deaths natural?

  22. Brittanie Roley on July 31st, 2021 11:07 am

    Bull crap.
    This man was beaten, I seen how he looked after. There is no way this was natural causes & this family deserves answers!

  23. mq on July 31st, 2021 10:32 am

    Sounds like something is being covered up. Why, I have no Idea.

  24. Just saying on July 31st, 2021 9:56 am

    Since when does natural causes involve bleeding and look like a beating???

  25. Paul on July 31st, 2021 7:19 am

    I have a hard time believing that. From witnesses leaving during a Shoving match to him bleeding in the parking lot and dying from natural causes. The other person in the shoving match must have some clout.

  26. Concerned cantonment citizen on July 31st, 2021 6:57 am

    What natural causes? A beating? Is that natural? Just
    Saying!!!!!

  27. Tiger on July 31st, 2021 5:51 am

    Man appeared to have been seriously beaten died of natural causes? Really?





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