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Autopsy reveals cause of death in local homicide

By By Marianne Todd/The Meridian Star
March 15, 2001
An autopsy report returned Wednesday night indicates 31-year-old Tommy Robinson of DeVille Manor Apartments died of a single gunshot wound to the head, said Lauderdale County Coroner Marl Cobler.
Robinson's body was discovered by his brother in his fifth-floor apartment at the 1914 11th St. apartments on Tuesday. Police, who suspected at the time Robinson died of a gunshot wound, were unable to locate a weapon and treated the investigation as a homicide.
Although Robinson's body was discovered around 5 p.m., Lauderdale County Medical Examiner Investigator Clayton Cobler listed the official time of death at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Meanwhile, police say they have not yet pinpointed a suspect.
Johnson said investigators plan to conduct more interviews today.
So far, no motive has been established in the homicide, Johnson said. Investigators are also unsure of what type gun was used, he said.
The department's Violent Crimes Unit has been assigned to the case, said Police Chief Gregg Lewis.
Marianne Todd is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail her at mtodd@themeridianstar.com.

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