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Coroner: Murphysboro Man Found Dead Along IL Trail
By AP
MURPHYSBORO, IL - Funeral services for a man, who authorities believe, died of natural causes before he was discovered along a trail in southern Illinois are still pending.

Jackson County Coroner Thomas Kupferer says 69-year-old Robert Tyson of Murphysboro was found dead Friday by mountain bikers on a trail near Cedar Lake.
 
Tyson had been reported missing by family members who grew worried after he had not returned home from doing trail maintenance in the area near a Pomona boat launch.

His body was found three miles up a trail north of where his car was parked. Kupferer says Tyson likely died of a heart attack. No autopsy is planned.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Crain Funeral Home in Murphysboro.

Published 09:00 AM, Sunday Jul. 07, 2013
Updated 09:13 AM, Monday Jul. 08, 2013

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