AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – Yellow police tape surrounds Skybar Cafe in downtown Auburn as first responders confirm a death investigation is underway Friday, March 31st.
The Lee County Coroner confirms he was called to the ally behind the downtown bar where a body was located. The man has been identified as Scott Lindsay Pinel, 36, of Atlanta, GA. Pinel was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:12 am CT by Lee County Coroner’s Office.
Foul play is not suspected. According to sources Pinel was apparently asked to leave the bar, and was climbing the wall trying to get back in when he fell. A Skybar Cafe representative sent this statement to WRBL:
“Skybar management was saddened to learn of the death of a middle age gentleman whose body was found adjacent to the Skybar located at 122 West Magnolia Street in Auburn. From initial reports, it appears that the gentleman fell from a wall separating the Sky Bar from other local businesses. We extend our sincere sympathies to the gentlemen’s family and loved ones.”
WRBL is on the scene and will update you as we get more information. Auburn police are expected to release additional details this afternoon.