Country singer and Big Machine recording artist, Tyler Rich, faced a horrifying situation on New Year’s Eve.
While he was out jogging in a park in Massachusetts, he came across a body. It was in a heavily wooded area. At first, Rich thought it may just be a homeless man who fell asleep there.
He continued his run but kept consciously thinking about the man. He ended up circling back to check on him when he discovered that it was in fact a dead body.
“I realize he isn’t breathing, and as I get around to the front of him, all I see is a lifeless face covered in blood. Everywhere. Looked like maybe shot, or blunt force. At this moment, I freak out and sprint up the steep hill to try and find anyone with a phone to call police,” said Tyler Rich, according to TMZ.
He flagged down a couple to use their phone and call for help.
Tyler Rich Shares the Horror of the Situation
The singer told the full story to fans on his Twitter. He said, “Not the way I planned on closing out 2020. This will be an image & moment I’ll never forget. I need to shoutout first responders & our military that look death in the eye every day, and are able to continue to live their everyday lives.”
According to law enforcement officials, there appeared to be a gun in one of his hands hidden from view under his body. This means that there is a potentially higher likelihood that it was suicide. However, there is no official statement yet from law enforcement regarding the case.
Whatever the cause, seeing the dead man was a dark and somber image for Rich. He and his wife were visiting for the holidays.
“I’m doing what I can to process this, the image, the reality. It’s been a rough 24 hours … Something I’ll never unsee or forget … He looked like a young, normal kid. Someone with a family probably wondering where he was,” Rich said.
While this was a terrifying end to his 2020, the artist had other positive experiences this year. In September he released his debut album “Two Thousand Miles.”