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Bellevue Family Hopes for Answers After Man Found Beaten, Critically Injured

JD Aylward, 24, is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center after being found beaten in the Highlands neighborhood Bellevue Sunday morning.

Bellevue Family Hopes for Answers After Man Found Beaten, Critically Injured

A Bellevue man is in critical condition after being found beaten in the Highlands neighborhod Sunday morning, and his mother and friends are hoping for answers, according to KOMO-TV.

JD Aylward's mother, Colleen Aylward, and his friends are maintaining updates on his condition through a website on CaringBridge.

Aylward, 24, is in the intensive care at Harborview Medical Center, after being found unconscious in the street early Sunday morning.

Bellevue Police did not disclose details of the case, but confirmed to Patch that someone called 9-1-1 at 4 a.m. to report someone lying in the roadway in the 1200 block of 140th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue.

Police spokeswoman Officer Carla Iafrate said that the police are investigating the case to find out what happened to Aylward.

His mother told reporters that photos of the scene were shocking.

“He looked like a dead man, blood out of his head, big pool of blood," Colleen Aylward told KOMO. "Hard to look at, but enough to make me want to kill somebody."

JD Aylward's friend told KOMO-TV that Aylward was at a wedding earlier in the day and then at Munchbar in downtown Bellevue.

His mother said on her son's CaringBridge site that many friends have come to his room at Harborview to offer support.

Aylward played running back, defensive back and quarterback at Sammamish High School, class of 2006, and  played for a year at Boise State, according to the Idaho Statesman.

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