Rapid City man’s death ruled a homicide

August 14, 2020

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City police are now investigating a man’s unattended death as a homicide after getting preliminary autopsy results.

Police were called Tuesday night about an unconscious man. Police found the man dead inside the home.

An autopsy was conducted Thursday, and police say that there was enough trauma to the man’s body to indicate his death was not self-inflicted.

That led police to now investigate the death as a homicide.

The victim is identified as 63-year-old Joseph Bradford of Rapid City.

The Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office are jointly investigating the death.