Man freezes to death in ditch

11:11 AM, Jan 14, 2010   |    comments
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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,


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