Front Royal man found dead in parking lot

Front Royal police are investigating, as a matter of procedure, the death of a Front Royal man found dead Sunday morning in the parking lot of a strip mall.

Police were called to the South Town Center mall on South Street about 7 a.m. Sunday when a nearby homeowner saw something in the parking lot and called police. Officers found 50-year-old Thomas Holdup Stevens Hicks on the ground.

“There is no foul play suspected. He did have medical conditions that if left untreated could have led to his death,” said Sgt. Jason Winner.

Hicks lived about 75 yards from where he was found.

An examination was conducted by the area medical examiner with investigators in attendance.

The examiner has yet to issue a ruling on the specific cause of death pending toxicology results.