LESLIE, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say an eastern Missouri man who died last weekend froze to death after falling into a ditch.
The victim was 41-year-old Chris Schnelting of rural Franklin County. The Washington Missouri reported the accident happened Saturday.
Authorities say Schnelting left his home south of Leslie to buy cigarettes, on a day when wind chills were below zero. It wasn't clear how he ended up in the ditch, but foul play is not suspected.
An autopsy is planned.
Information from: Washington Missourian, www.emissourian.com.
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