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Two autopsies inconclusive in deaths of Middle Georgia men

Autopsy results were inconclusive in the deaths of two men following two separate fights last week, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Tuesday.

Maurice Bryant, 28, of Monroe Street, was involved in a fight at 346 Monroe St. at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jones said. He was pronounced as dead at The Medical Center of Central Georgia emergency room at 9:45 p.m., Jones said. A police report shows the fight was between Bryant and another man and was about a woman.

Bryant was awake and not showing any signs of major trauma when police arrived, according to the report.

Minutes later he stopped breathing, according to the report.

Sgt. Melanie Hofmann said no criminal charges have been filed in connection with the fight, and it’s unclear whether the fight contributed to Bryant’s death.

In a separate incident, 47-year-old Robin Touchton, of Fort Valley, was involved in an altercation at 2861 Pineworth St. on Friday, Jones said.

Touchton lost consciousness after the fight and was pronounced dead at the Medical Center emergency room at 10:05 p.m., he said.

No criminal charges have been filed in connection with the fight, said Sean Defoe, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. It’s unclear whether the fight contributed to Touchton’s death.

No additional information has been released about the altercation.

Because autopsy results were inconclusive, toxicology results will be needed to determine what killed the two men, Jones said. It could be several weeks before the results are available.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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