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Man Mysteriously Injured, Has No Memory of Incident

By Natalie Potts
By npotts@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- Jackson Police are investigating after one man was put into the intensive care unit Sunday for a serious skull fracture injury they said he has no memory of getting.

Investigators said Michael Deolloz, 34, reportedly took his dog out for a walk on Waverly Drive and Omar Street around 9 p.m., Sunday. Officers were called in for a welfare check after neighbor Pat Snider found Deolloz's dog wandering alone on a leash. After hours of searching, officers said they found Deolloz walking towards his home with a serious head injury.

"He shows up staggering up to the house and he was like a zombie," said brother David Deolloz. "He was described like he was just out of sorts."

Family members said Deolloz was immediately taken to Jackson- Madison County General Hospital where doctors found he was suffering from a skull fracture to the back of his head. Loved ones said Deolloz has no memory of what happened to him.

According to police, Deolloz told officers the only memory he is waking up on a stranger's couch before walking home.

"We can't even get it out of our minds for 30 minutes I guess it's the not knowing what happened that's so troubling," said neighbor Pat Snider.

Officers said they found a large blood stain next to Deolloz's crushed cell phone in the roadway on Omar Circle. Police are investigating the circumstances trying to determine exactly how the injuries developed and if Deolloz's wounds are a result of an accident or a crime.

"It's really unlikely to us that he could fall walking down a block that he always walks around it just seems like something is not right like maybe somebody hit him perhaps," brother David Deolloz. " It looked like maybe he got hit and crawled over there or maybe somebody dragged him over there, the police report said the stain had drag marks which was concerning to read."

If you have any information that could help authorities call Jackson police at (731) 425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-8477.