911 Calls Released: Dead man found 'hog tied' in Ohio City apartment

An investigation is underway after a man was found dead in his Ohio City apartment.

Friends found 59-year-old Jose Rodriguez inside his apartment at West 32nd and Franklin Boulevard 'hog tied' and facing down.The discovery was made Saturday evening around 5PM.

911 Call: "We haven't seen our friend since Wednesday night, and when a friend of ours came upstairs, his door was open. We came into his bedroom and we believe he's... dead."

Police were told by residents that the victim was allowing a homeless person to live with him at the time of his death.

911 Call: "There's paper, like a social security card, a letter or something blue, I'm not sure I haven't touched it. I don't know what it is. It's there, on his bed."

The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death during an autopsy.

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