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Raleigh man dies after fall inside Hedingham home

Posted July 13, 2013

— A 40-year-old man died early Saturday after cutting his arm inside his Hedingham home, Raleigh police said. 

Officers responding to the home in the 6000 block of Osprey Cove Drive about 1 a.m. found Justin Wayde Snyder dead in the street outside his home. 

Investigators, who ruled the death accidental, said Snyder cut his arm after falling inside the house. 

Elissa Fotta, one of Snyder's neighbors, said lights from Raleigh police cruisers woke her up shortly after 1 a.m. 

"We walked out the door and it's just eight cop cars filling our street," Fotta said. "I couldn't get an incredibly good look at it, but I know (the body) didn't have any shoes on and you could see some blood."

Raleigh police did not release any other information about Snyder's death. 


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  • meredith06alum Jul 16, 2013

    Diana123 - don't say (write) things without thinking. There are family members and friends (i.e. myself included) that knew him and loved him dearly. Please be courteous to others, as I'm sure you wouldn't want someone saying that about your loved one.

  • diana123 Jul 16, 2013

    1 am? bizarre. guy should have been in bed asleep.

  • meredith06alum Jul 16, 2013

    We will always miss your loving, grateful self - and your contagious HUGE smile. RIP Justin. We love you.

  • mckangst Jul 15, 2013

    It makes perfect sense that he might walk outside after cut, perhaps hoping to get help (tourniquet?) from a neighbor, or maybe he was in shock. I don't know what people are thinking with these comments sometimes.

  • PJM Jul 15, 2013

    okay how did he get outside if he cut himself inside...leave it to raleigh pd...they will make up anything. Condolences to his family.

  • Scubagirl Jul 15, 2013

    WOW! freak accident. He must have really cut himself badly to die that quickly