Homeless man spent 2 months in hospital

I was wondering how the homeless man who was found severely beaten outside Cicily's Pastaria and Grill in Medford this spring is doing.

— Sandy P., Medford

The good news for Larry Vernon Singleton, 39, is that he has recovered from his serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, Sandy.

The bad news is the man who attacked him still is on the streets, police said.

Singleton spent close to two months in Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center being treated for severe injuries to his head. He was discharged in late May, according to hospital spokesman Grant Walker.

Cicily's Pastaria and Grill employees found Singleton sitting outside the restaurant covered in blood on April 16.

Singleton suffered fractures to his skull and neck, which left him unable to speak. Investigators were left with little to go on as to what might have caused his injuries, Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said.

For a while, police considered the possibility that Singleton, who suffers from medical issues that cause him to collapse with seizures, might have sustained the injuries in a fall.

However, as he recovered and could make statements to police, the evidence points to an assault, Budreau said.

"After we talked to him, it is looking much more like an assault than a fall," Budreau said. "While Larry doesn't remember everything, he does recall bits and pieces, and what he recalls is consistent with an assault."

Police still are searching for the suspect.

Anyone with information about the beating of Larry Singleton is asked to call Detective Tony Young of the Medford Police Department at 541-774-2244.

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