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December 24, 2001

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The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an individual after a fight last night (Sunday night). The victim, Robert Harley "Rob" Crosby III, age 28 (7-20-73), was involved in an altercation with another man outside Crosby's 100-B Koon Street residence.

When Deputies arrived at approximately 10:30 last night (Sunday night), Crosby was bleeding from the head and was being tended to by his wife and neighbors. He was transported by Okaloosa Emergency medical Services to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The cause and manner of death remain undetermined, pending an autopsy and further investigation.

Witnesses at the scene reported hearing a disturbance and seeing a man running south on Koon Street just prior to discovering the victim lying in the road.

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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