CLEVELAND – Police are investigating the death of a man who was found on a sidewalk over the weekend with serious injuries.
“He was killed. Someone did it. We just need to find out who,” said Emily Krejci. Her uncle, 50-year-old Gregory Cantwell, was discovered shortly before one o’clock in the morning on Sunday near 4621 Broadview Road in Cleveland.
According to police, Cantwell was unresponsive when they arrived at the scene. He had sustained hand, leg and facial injuries and was left with a traumatic brain injury. On Tuesday, Cantwell succumbed to his injuries and died at MetroHealth Medical Center.
“I’m gonna find out what happened to him, one way or another. Something happened and I'm going to find out,” said Krejci. “Somebody knows what happened to him. To be laying in a parking lot, bleeding and bloody and brain dead, somebody knows and we have to find out who. If they know, if they can call, they can tell what happened to him.”
Police said Cantwell’s treating physician at MetroHealth Medical Center stated that the injuries were similar to getting struck by a vehicle. Authorities have been unable to find evidence that he was hit by a car or assaulted by someone.
Surveillance video recorded by a camera near the scene at C’s Beverage and Deli showed an ambulance arriving at the scene. Authorities have no additional evidence to help the investigation.
“I just can’t imagine and I hope the get ‘em. I hope he or she steps up and does the right thing,” said a Cleveland resident who didn’t want to be identified.
Cantwell’s family is now planning his funeral, as police investigate how the much-loved maintenance worker and father of two died. “He was a wonderful person. He would give the shirt off his back for someone. He was a go-getter,” said Krejci.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Cleveland Police.