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Country artist Tyler Rich is detailing the harrowing moment he discovered a dead man’s body while out on a New Year’s Eve run.
On Friday, the singer, 34, shared a series of posts on Instagram in which he described finding a young man’s deceased body in the woods while running at Chicopee Memorial State Park in Massachusetts.
“Not the way I planned on closing out 2020… I guess my last day of the year made sense,” Rich wrote of the incident. “My heart breaks for this poor young man ?? This will be an image and moment of my life, I’ll never forget.”
The Chicopee Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Rich explained that he was about 2.5 miles into his run when he saw what he thought was a “young homeless man sleeping” in a heavily wooded area at the state park.
The country star said the man had a bag tied around his foot and was lying face down.
“After running around him, I felt bad for him, he was sleeping facedown and just looked like he was in a bad place. So, I turned around and went back to check on him,” Rich explained.
“I realize he isn’t breathing, and as I get around to the front of him, all I see is a lifeless face covered in blood. Everywhere. Looked like maybe shot, or blunt force,” he noted.
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An investigation into the body is being led by the Massachusetts State Police, Chicopee Police Department spokeswoman Donna Liszka told local news outlet WWLP.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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