Columbus police Sgt. Steven Little tells The Columbus Dispatch that investigators believe the man broke a window to enter the apartment and severed an artery on his arm in the process.
In Little's words, "The burglar had a bad weekend." He says the apparent intruder "sat down on the floor and bled to death." Police believe the man died Sunday or on Monday, when the body was found.
Student Nick Bockey tells WBNS-TV he and his roommates moved into the apartment last week. He says he's now thinking about moving out.
The dead man was not immediately identified.