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Probe widens in death
Man died days after May 7 attack
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Forsyth County News
Authorities have stepped up their investigation into a May 7 altercation after the reported victim died last week of his injuries.

Francisco Celestino-Sanchez of 222 Kelly Mill Road died at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, where he had been treated since the attack.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting Cumming police with the investigation, which has been classified as a homicide.

“We’re in the process now of just trying to identify who he was in the altercation with,” said Mike Ayers, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Cleveland bureau.
According to a Cumming police report, Celestino-Sanchez was found bleeding and unconscious in the driveway of his residence.

The exact cause of death has not been released, however the report indicated Celestino-Sanchez had been beaten and possibly stabbed.

The report said he had a beer box and garbage bag full of trash and beer cans on his head.

Blood was found in several places inside and outside the mobile home. Knife marks were found on the exterior of the residence.

Neighbors told officers that Celestino-Sanchez, whose age has not been released, had been drinking that night with his brother and a stranger.

His brother, Enrique Celestino-Sanchez, showed up about two hours after officers arrived at the residence.

Also injured, he was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth, the report shows.

His condition could not be determined Wednesday.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies also responded to the mobile home.

Authorities say they would like to talk to the stranger, whose name has not been released.

The man is described in reports only as having a tattoo on the base of his neck, near his back.

He may live in the vicinity of the Kelly Mill Road apartments.