Authorities investigate man’s death in Bradenton

MANATEE -- Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a Jacksonville man at Manatee Memorial Hospital as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Ronald Wayne Courson, 56, of Jacksonville was at a rehab facility in Hardee County when his health began to deteriorate and he was transported to Manatee Memorial. He died just before Christmas, said Manatee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dave Bristow.

The man reportedly received the injury outside of the area, but his condition worsened when he was brought here, Bristow said.

Jacksonville Police Department is investigating Courson’s death.