Update: Police have identified the victim as 78-year-old Ronald Dale North of Las Vegas.
The exact cause of death has not been released
A man is dead after being left bleeding unconscious on the side of the road, and police need your help figuring out who he was. The victim was found early Friday morning on East Tropicana near Maryland Parkway.
It's not the way detectives would prefer to solve this case: releasing the picture of an unconscious man in his hospital bed. But officers say they had no choice. Identifying the victim is step one in finding out who attacked him.
"It's wrong," says Las Vegan Darrayl Hayward. "It's a sick town we live in."
Adds local Edward Cox, "I think it's horrible. Life is something. People have no mental morality at all."
The man was found early Friday morning bleeding outside of an office complex on East Tropicana. Officers say the man had no identification and was unable to communicate anything. Now, he's in critical condition at a local hospital with a brain injury.
The attack happened just steps away from a busy bus stop on Tropicana, so there's always a chance the victim was a passenger. Police hope fellow riders may be able to shed light on where this John Doe was coming from. News 3 decided to show is picture to people in the area.
Denise Rosch: (Does) he look at all familiar from this stop?
Edward Cox: No, he doesn't look familiar to me.
Darrayl Hayward: Oh, he got messed up! I don't know why they don't have security in this area here. Where are the surveillance cameras?
Police say the victim was between 50 and 60 years old, stood 5'10" tall, and weighed about 155 pounds. He was wearing a white button-up shirt, white pants, and a black belt - the basic attire of countless restaurant and casino workers.
The mystery now is who he is and what exactly happened on the sidewalk across from the UNLV dorms?
Denise Rosch: Busy street. I know it is 2:00 in the morning, but busy street.
Darrayl Hayward: 24-hour town.
The man passed away Sunday night from a brain injury. If you know who this man was or have any information about what happened to him, you're urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. You can remain anonymous.