As of Friday, September 20, 2013
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Ronald Homer (Facebook photo)
The death of a 30-year-old man from a fall at Turner Field in Atlanta last month during a Braves-Philadelphia Phillies games was ruled a suicide, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.
Ronald Lee Homer Jr. of Conyers, Ga., fell 85 feet over a fourth-level railing onto concrete in a players' parking lot on Aug. 12 during a rain delay at the ballpark. He was unconscious at the scene and later died at a local hospital.
One day after the fall, the medical examiner ruled his death as accidental from blunt force trauma. There was no indication on Thursday from the autopsy report why the cause of death was changed to suicide. Investigators would not provide additional details.
The family speculated that the 6-foot-6 Homer might have slipped or leaned too far over the railing after going to smoke a cigarette. Toxicology reports showed that Homer had alcohol in his system at the time of death.