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Police say Millcreek man's death suspicious, likely not homicide

Published: Thursday, March 17 2016 8:20 p.m. MDT

Police are still investigating a man's death as suspicious after his body was found in his Millcreek home this week, but investigators are skeptical about it being a homicide.

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MILLCREEK — Police are still investigating a man's death as suspicious after his body was found in his Millcreek home this week, but investigators are skeptical about it being a homicide.

The man, who police say was in his 40s, was found by his brother in his home at 3185 S. 900 East around 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to Unified police. A few "irregularities" inside the cluttered home, as well as the man's relative health and age, led police to investigate his death as suspicious, Unified police detective Ken Hansen said.

The investigation was still in its early stages Thursday, and police had not reached any conclusions, but they "don't think it will be a homicide," Hansen said.

An autopsy preliminarily indicated were no obvious wounds on the man's body, according to the detective. No cause of death has been identified.

The man, whose name had not been released as of Thursday evening, called in sick to work Monday, police said. Family members grew worried about him after not hearing from him for a few days, especially because he is usually in frequent communication with them, Hansen said.

The man lived by himself and had been in the home for eight or nine years. He was likely dead for a couple of days when his body was discovered, Hansen said.

— Ben Lockhart

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