The coroner has released the cause of the death for Darin Atkins, the man found dead inside a Dubois County, Indiana, home.

Atkins, 49, of Birdseye, IN, died from internal bleeding in his head and multiple skull fractures caused by force from a large blunt object, reported the coroner.


Sheriff’s deputies told us they were called to a home in the 1300 block of Harts Gravel Road in Jefferson Township around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. They said a woman told them there was a man who died at a home. Deputies responded to the scene where the death investigation is underway.

The coroner says they will have to wait for the toxicology reports to know more.

The family of the man opened a gofundme page t help with funeral expenses:

“Darin’s death was a very sudden and unexpected death. He had no life insurance, leaving his elderly Mother to pay for his funeral expenses. Darin is my cousin and he was a great person. He leaves behind a beautiful baby girl, a Brother and his Mother . It is difficult enough to deal with the loss of your child and with the funeral expenses on top of that, is just a lot for anyone to have to deal with. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated by his family, including myself. Darin’s Mother Mary Lee Atkins will be making the funeral arrangements today, so donations are needed as soon as possible. Thank you for viewing and your generosity.”

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