Death Of Homeless Man Ruled Homicide

The death of a homeless man found Wednesday near the Southgate area is under investigation as a homicide.

Police identified the deceased as James Bidgood, 50. They say he was recognized by the homeless outreach team and that identification is now confirmed.

The Coroner has ruled the death a homicide. It is the 11th homicide of 2012.

The body was found near 100 Metzler Pl., near Mt. Washington and St. Elmo. On Wednesday, police described finding signs of trauma on the body.

A second homeless person alerted police to the death earlier Wednesday.

Keep checking this page for updates. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.