CHARLESTON -- Authorities are investigating the death of a Charleston man, who was severely beaten.
The man was found alive Saturday when a Visiting Nurse Association worker checked on him. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker, 67-
year-old James Henderson of Charleston was found by the worker at his apartment south of Green Street in Charleston. The VNA worker called emergency personnel for assistance.
Parker said officials aren't sure of the exact date Henderson was beaten. Henderson apparently lived to make it to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, where he underwent treatment before dying, Parker said.
"He was able, while conscious and alert, to give a description and identify some of people who did this to him," Parker said. "He lived to talk."
An autopsy is scheduled today in Farmington, Parker said. Henderson's body will be released to Williams Funeral Home in Charleston pending the investigation.
Officials with the Charleston Department of Public Safety said early today the death is still under investigation and would not comment further on the matter.