Murdered Ashland man nearly decapitated in attack, autopsy shows

Autopsy results released by Ashland police today confirm that David Michael Grubbs was the victim of a homicidal attack that nearly decapitated him.

The 23-year-old's body was found on the Central Ashland Bike Path near the Hunter Park tennis courts at about 5:35 p.m. Saturday. Police said he had been dead less than 30 minutes when the body was discovered.

While today's autopsy revealed that "multiple sharp force injuries to the head and neck" killed Grubbs, police have publicly identified the weapon only as "a very sharp, possibly medium to large-sized, edged weapon."

Police have said they do not believe there was any connection between Grubbs and his killer.

Police are requesting anyone with information to call 541-482-5211. To leave an anonymous tip, call 541-552-2333.

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