Rome police were called to a residence on Burnett Ferry Road Tuesday with a report of a deceased male inside a home.
According to Rome Police Department reports:
The body of Billy Cantrell was discovered by his nephew, who came to look in on his uncle. The nephew knocked on the door, heard a dog barking but no response from his uncle.
The nephew then went to a local convenience store on the chance that his uncle had gone out for a walk. Not seeing his uncle at the store, he returned to the residence and gained entrance via a back window.
When he entered, he found his uncle in a rear bathroom, deceased. Neighbors stated it had been some time since they saw him. The deceased has been known to be in poor health, having diabetes and a hernia along with unknown other medical issues. Reports stated their was no evidence of foul play.