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Investigators puzzled over mysterious death of 55-year-old bicyclist

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TUSCALOOSA - AL -

   The death of a bicyclist found on a busy Tuscaloosa Highway has investigators puzzled.  They say it doesn't appear he was hit by a car.

    Police are hoping someone saw what happened to 55 year old Robert Kenneth Snow.

    Just after midnight, Tuesday morning...a driver passing on Skyland Boulevard near Palisades Drive found Snow lying in the road with his bicycle.  Snow was unconscious and died a short time later at DCH Hospital.

   Investigators say Snow suffered a serious injury but they have no idea what caused it at this point.  There were no apparent signs of foul play.  Police also say Snow's injuries were not consistent with being hit by a car, including his bicycle.

   "We are trying to determine what may have caused those injuries.  And we can't rule out that he didn't get those injuries somewhere else and managed to make it to that point.  Until an autopsy is done and we can get some of those things -- there's still a lot of questions," said Homicide chief, Sgt. Dale Phillips.

    An autopsy will be performed on Snow's body Wednesday.

    Its unclear  why Snow was out riding a bike that time of night.   Police say he lived less than a mile from where he was found.  He has little family so police say they don't know a lot about Snow.

    Anyone with information on what happened to Snow is asked to call Tuscaloosa Police.

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