CRAB ORCHARD — A Garrard County man whose body was discovered in his home died after falling down the stairs, an autopsy revealed.
Garrard County Coroner Daryl Hodge said Saturday that Ormand VanWinkle, 64, who lived alone on Drakes Creek, suffered blunt force trauma to the head when he toppled down the stairs of his home.
VanWinkle was able to get up after the fall and go back upstairs to lay down in his bed, but died as a result of bleeding on his brain, Hodge said.
VanWinkle was last heard from on Tuesday and his body was discovered Thursday evening after family members became concerned.
Unsure of the cause of death, Kentucky State Police conducted a death investigation and after an autopsy was conducted on Saturday at the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort, it was determined that the death was accidental, Hodge said.