Coroner: No foul play in man's outdoor death

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EAST ALTON, Ill. (AP) — An investigator says there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 71-year-old southwestern Illinois man whose body was found near a former restaurant’s outdoor trash receptacle not far from his home.

Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that an autopsy failed to pinpoint what caused the death of Charles Yost, who was found last week in East Alton four days after he was reported missing.

Nonn says there were no signs of physical trauma on Yost’s body, and toxicology tests are pending.

Police had said Yost had a history of unspecified medical problems.


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