Medical Examiner: Cause of death for man found dead in Charlotte motel room 'not ruled homicide'

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police said Tuesday that an investigation that began when a man was found dead in a motel room in northeast Charlotte Monday morning may not be classified as a homicide.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the man, identified Tuesday as 57-year-old Timothy Rowland, was found in a room at the Garden Inn & Suites located in the 4900 block of Reagan Drive. Hotel staff called police around 10:30 a.m.

CMPD did not say how they believe Rowland died, but said on Monday there were obvious signs of a struggle and that he had apparent injuries.

On Tuesday, CMPD said the Medical Examiner notified the department that "the cause of death has not been ruled a homicide." Officials did not give any further details.

Police said the investigation is still active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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