The autopsy for the Baton Rouge man who police initially said died after a stabbing Saturday found he was not stabbed, but died of blunt-force trauma, said East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. Beau Clark.
Heriberto Matute, 45, died at an address just off Old Hammond Highway early Saturday, Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola said.
A man was stabbed to death and two others suffered stab wounds in an attack early Saturday morning just off Old Hammond Highway, said Baton Ro…
Clark said Matute died of blunt-force trauma to his head, and the coroner ruled the death a homicide. The autopsy was completed Monday.
"There were no stab wounds," Clark said Monday. "It was a beating."
Coppola said officers were initially called to the scene about a reported stabbing. He said that two other men were injured in the incident, also from being stabbed, and were transported to a hospital Saturday. He said Monday that they did have knife-related injuries, and were both expected to survive.
Detectives responded about 5:40 a.m. Saturday to 1718 Boulevard de Province, where they believe a fight occurred, Coppola said.
No arrests have been made in the homicide, Coppola said, but the investigation remains ongoing.