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City police following leads in death of Greenwood man From staff and wire reports GREENWOOD Police are following leads today in the investigation investigation of the death, of a Greenwood man. Michael Arlington, 34, Karen Apartments 4, was found Friday in his bedroom lying on his back, according to police reports. Blood was found in the area under his head and officers observed bruises on his face. The cause of death was severe head trauma, according to an autopsy autopsy performed Saturday by County Coroner Grady Hill. Police are treating the case as a murder, according to Greenwood City Police reports. According to the report, officers found a lamp lying on its side in the living room. i The State Law Enforcement Division in Columbia was called in to do a forensic investigation of the crime scene, according to city reports. Hill said an exact time of death is hard to define in the case, but said the man had talked with his father on Wednesday. "It's really hard to say (when it happened)," he said. "I don't know." Items in Arlington's apartment were out of place, showing signs of a struggle, Hill said. The autopsy also indicated Arlington had been dead at least a day and a half before his body was found Friday by his father, Jack Arlington. Assistant Chief Michael Butler said the man lived alone, but he had some people staying with him. "Some guys have stayed there, but we've cleared them," he said. "We're pursuing other leads." The younger Arlington was born with cerebral palsy and had limited use of the right side of his body. His father described him as having a "pleasing personality, a very polite gentleman, an excellent communicator and extremely well-mannered." well-mannered." well-mannered." The Greenwood High School graduate often helped the elderly by running errands for them and he loved to talk to people, his father father said.