Originally created 09/21/04

Officials perform autopsy



An autopsy was completed Monday on a man found stabbed to death this weekend, and sheriff's investigators continue to look for clues into his death.

The autopsy on Robert Lee Dorsey, 46, of the 2900 block of Deans Bridge Road, showed he died from multiple sharp-force injuries, said Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

Mr. Bowen said the autopsy showed that Mr. Dorsey, who was found dead Saturday evening and lived by himself, had not been dead for long before authorities arrived.

Sheriff's investigators haven't found a motive in Mr. Dorsey's death, said sheriff's Maj. Ken Autry, the head of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Neighbors said Mr. Dorsey helped in the upkeep of the small apartment complex where he lived.

The sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in providing any information about the death.

Sgt. Scott Peebles, a homicide investigator, said the exact amount of the reward remains undisclosed, depending on how significant the information is to police in the investigation.

Anyone with information about Mr. Dorsey's death is asked to call the sheriff's office at 821-1080 or 821-1020. Callers' identities will be kept confidential, sheriff's officials said.

Reach Jeremy Craig at (706) 823-3409 or jeremy.craig@augustachronicle.com.