GPD release identity of man found dead near crash

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GREENFIELD — Officials with the Greenfield Police Department have identified the man found dead on Tuesday morning at a construction site on Windswept Road in Greenfield. The man has been identified as Hancock County resident Dustin K. Davis, 44.

Officials noted in a press release that Davis is believed to have been driving a 2006 Land Rover that was found abandoned after a crash early Monday morning. Investigators found footprints leading from the vehicle to where Davis was later found, several hundred yards from the accident.

The cause and manner of death won’t be determined until after an autopsy is completed and lab work has been returned, Deputy Chief Chuck McMichael said in the press release.

“There is no indication of any foul play involved,” McMichael said.

Greenfield Police Detectives and the Hancock County Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) were called to investigate the scene Tuesday morning after a man was found dead at the construction site on Windswept Road on the west side of Greenfield.

Officers were called to the construction site just after 9 a.m. That’s where workers found Davis, who they say had passed away. Investigators then began searching for clues to the man’s identity and how he ended up in the construction area.

While searching the area, officers realized the man was connected to a crash that had occurred in the area on Monday morning just after 4 a.m. No driver had been located in that crash where the vehicle was left at the scene. Officers from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department investigated the initial incident and officials there say their deputy searched the area for nearly an hour and found no driver.

Davis was eventually discovered approximately 600 yards from where the vehicle was left after crashing. Investigators have indicated it would not have been possible for anyone to see Davis from the roadway or from where the vehicle was left abandoned.