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Braves fan death after fall ruled an accident

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Foul play has been ruled out in the death of Braves fan Ronald Homer, who died after falling 85 feet from Turner Field in Atlanta on Monday night. The police have ruled the fall was accidental and that no one was standing near Homer at the time of the fall.

Homer was a lifelong Braves fan according to his family.

The medical examiner's office has said Homer died of blunt force trauma.

Toxicology tests are pending and could take up to three weeks. There were no surveillance cameras in the area of the incident, which was initially reported by police to be a 65-foot fall. It was later amended to 85 feet.

A report on CBSNews.com indicates Homer was 6-foot-6, meaning he could have dwarfed a few railings in Turner Field and it's also worth noting this happened after a two-hour rain delay. After the delay, he had a phone conversation with his mother where he indicated he was heading back to his seat.

"He said, 'I love you mom, and I said 'I love you too' and that was it," his mother, Connie Homer, said in an interview on Tuesday morning (CBSNews.com).

Homer was just 30 years old.

 
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