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It's a case that remains unsolved one year after it happened, a Macon man found dead outside a shop that sits on a busy road.

Macon police officers found the 51-year-old, Albert Jelks, lying on the ground, just outside The Sleep Shop on Vineville Ave. with fatal injuries to the head: a destroyed eye and a cracked skull.

Police initially called his death an accident, his weight caused him to trip and land on his head.

It wasn't until six days later that police ruled his death a homicide.

Adrian, Jelks' sister, called the six-day wait a crucial mistake because evidence could've been overlooked.

"I believe there was some carelessness. That the easy assumption was that this was not a homicide. I think they were too quick to assume that he had fallen and hurt himself," she says.

But Cpt. Jimmy Barbee thinks otherwise. "I don't think it was a mistake. It was a different way of looking at things," he says.

Macon police ask anyone with information to call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.