Authorities question if man found on Wrightsville Ave. was beaten

Posted by Laura Sinacori - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Someone alerted police to a man who was lying in a wooded area near the 4900 block of Wrightsville Avenue Sunday with severe head trauma.

Michael David Burchett, 45, was taken to the hospital, where police say he is in critical condition.

Authorities are uncertain at this time if the man fell or was beaten.  They believe the man is homeless because he doesn't have a fixed address.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department, (910)343-3600.

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